Community Care, Feb.3rd-9th 2005, p.36-37
Discusses barriers to employment faced by people from ethnic minorities with sensory impairments. These include lack of qualification on leaving school, inadequate statutory transitional arrangements and cultural factors.
Prime Minister's Strategy Unit
Report states that by 2025 disabled people in the UK should have full opportunities and choices to improve their quality of life and will be respected and included as equal members of society. Sets out the long term strategy to achieve this under four headings:
Underpinning many of the recommendations is a proposal which aims to boost independent living by amalgamating existing funding streams into an individual budget which the disabled person can decide how to spend.
Society Guardian, Feb. 23rd 2005, p.10
Although most mainstream disability charities argue that inclusion is the right way forward for most disabled children, they note resistance on the part of nurseries, childminders and some parents. The article asks if disabled children are better off in mainstream childcare?