M. Wood and J. Leece
Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 11, Oct. 2003, p.39-45
The paper considers recent guidance on social care for deafblind adults issued to local authorities by the Department of Health in 2001. It uses Staffordshire Social Services Department's response to the guidelines as a case study to identify areas of good practice and make practical suggestions for implementation. The guidance places the responsibility for improving provision for deafblind people squarely on social services, rather than including other agencies such as health and education. The paper argues this may be hindering the development of an integrated service.
J. Secker, S. Dass and B. Grove
Disability and Society, vol.18, 2003, p.659-674
Social firms are developing rapidly in the UK as a means of providing employment for disabled people. Study examined the kind of enterprise that will best meet the aspirations of disabled people. Indicators of good practice include: