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Welfare Reform on the Web (April 2005): Services for the Disabled - Overseas

DISABILITY IN UZBEKISTAN: WHEN WILL THE SOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY ARRIVE?

F. Zagirtdinova

Disability & Society; vol. 20, 2005, p.213-217

In Uzbekistan the number of disabled people in need of state support appears, from available but arguably questionable statistics, to be falling. This may be due to the government deliberately limited the numbers of people who can be registered as disabled. The author explores the barriers to state support for disabled people in the context of government attitudes and registration criteria, economic development, social ideology and failure to embrace a social model of disability.

HOW DO CARERS OF DISABLED CHILDREN COPE? THE UGANDAN PERSPECTIVE.

S.Hartley and others

Child, vol. 31, 2005, p.167 - 180

Accurate information on the causes and prevention of disabilities and the real prospects of a cure, support for female carers, opportunities for fathers, and a whole family focus for Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) are recommended by this research report. Framed by the need to tie in WHO's 1989 CBR strategy with local knowledge and practices in Uganda, this study, based on a qualitative phenomenological design, reveals that a lot of time and money are spent by families on looking for cures, and that while males often make the decisions, the main caring burden generally falls on one or two female family members.

INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES AND THE INCLUSION OF DISABLED PEOPLE: THE UGANDAN STORY.

H.Millward and others

Disability and Society, Vol.20, 2005, p.153 - 167

Within the context of Uganda's progress towards service provision and the inclusion of disabled people in development, this paper examines the relationship between international guidance and national legislation relevant to disabled people, and what this comparison and stakeholder perceptions, indicate for improvement of legislation and services. Drawing on semi-structured interviews, focus groups and the literature the findings cover:

  • resources for increased access;
  • leadership and inter-organisational collaboration;
  • awareness and training;
  • impairment group representation;
  • profile raising.
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