Abingdon: Routledge, 2006
The book challenges the prevailing social model of disability and instead promotes a pluralist, engaged and nuanced approach. It argues that disability studies need to re-engage with the fundamental questions of what disability is, and how the lives of disabled people can be improved. Topics discussed include:
Community Care, Nov.30th -Dec. 6th 2006, p.34-35
The Disability Equality Duty which comes into force on December 6th 2006 offers the opportunity for cultural change within public bodies. This article discusses the impact of the new Duty on commissioners and providers of social care services and describes how the Commission for Social Care Inspection involves disabled people in its work.