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Enabling equality : furthering disability equality for staff in higher education

EWENS, David
et al
2011

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Informed by in-depth interviews and a widely distributed survey of disabled staff in higher education institutions, this research identifies ten areas that are influential in shaping the experiences of disabled staff in the workplace, and offers recommendations for best practice
Note: This report is available in both pdf and word format

Independence, choice and control : DLA and personal mobility in state-funded residential care|Volume 1 : report

THE LOW REVIEW
2011

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This report focuses upon: how the mobility component of DLA is being used by care home residents and the impact of the loss of this benefit; funding arrangements for meeting personal mobility needs between local authorities and care home providers; and responsibilities of care home providers in relation to the mobility needs of residents. Over 800 submissions from individuals, local authorities and providers were provided , and six oral evidence sessions were held for the compilation of this report
The executive summary and report are available in both word and pdf formats
Oral and written evidence is contained in volume 2 available on the website

The challenge of HIV : social stigma or disability?

MCTIGUE, Peter
November 2010

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"The nature of discrimination against people living with HIV and with AIDS ('PLHA') is rooted in deeper stigmatisation than discrimination against other groups. Reasons for this include the association of HIV/AIDS with behaviours that may be considered socially unacceptable by many people. To combat such discrimination, HIV is deemed to be a 'disability' under the Equality Act 2010. Whilst this protection has been welcomed by various activists and policy groups within the field, it will be argued that the decision to classify HIV as a disability is an inadequate response to the unique and multi-faceted discrimination faced by PLHA. To achieve this this article will examine the history of the virus; current epidemiology within the UK; the extent to which HIV accords with traditional models of disability and the definition employed by the Equality Act 2010; and finally, the manner in which HIV is socially constructed and how this has compounded discrimination against PLHA"
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Disabled children : a legal handbook

BROACH, Steve
CLEMENTS, Luke
READ, Janet
2010

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This handbook aims to empower disabled children and their families through a greater understanding of their rights and entitlements in England and Wales. It is useful reading for the families of disabled children, their advocates and lawyers, voluntary and statutory sector advisers, commissioners, managers and lawyers working for public authorities, education, social and health care professionals, students and academics

Choice and control/access to goods and services : a rapid evidence assessment for the office of disability issues

PRIESTLY, Mark
et al
November 2009

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This report, prepared for the UK Office of Disability Issues, shows the findings from a Rapid Evidence Assessment and highlights gaps in research evidence that could help policy makers. 'Choice and Control' examines the evidence to highlight the key issues of what choice and control means to disabled people and indicates what has had the biggest impact in improving choice and control, including choice in community living, personal budgets and provision of equipment. This report is useful for people interested in disability issues in the UK

Access to independent advocacy : an evidence review

TOWNSLEY, Ruth
MARRIOT, Anna
WARD, Linda
October 2009

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This report presents the findings of an evidence review investigating the costs, benefits and effectiveness of advocacy support for disabled people in the UK. The review examines the following four situations where disabled people are particularly at risk of losing choice and control over their lives: during transition to adulthood; when the children of disabled parents are subject to safeguarding procedures; when entry to residential care is a possibility; and when disabled people are victims or alleged perpetrators of anti-social behaviour. The executive summary, report and an easy to read version are available in downloadable pdf format. A framework for research on costs and benefits of independent advocacy is also provided. Audio and braille versions of the executive summary, the full report and the framework for research are available on request

Future sight loss UK (1) : the economic impact of partial sight and blindness in the UK adult population

ACCESS ECONOMIC PTY LIMITED
July 2009

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This report estimates the economic impact of partial sight and blindness in the UK adult population, including the direct and indirect costs of partial sight and blindness, and the burden of partial sight and blindness on health. In addition, the report completes an international comparison (Australia, US, Japan, and Canada) and several cost effectiveness analyses on strategic interventions that are expected to prevent and ameliorate the impact of sight loss in the UK adult population. Useful figures and tables are provided to present the results

Helping chronically ill or disabled people into work : what can we learn from international comparative analyses?

WHITEHEAD Margaret
et al
April 2009

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This report compares employment outcomes in countries that vary in their policies for people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The report includes a policy review and analysis, observational studies and a synthesis of evidence from the selected countries on evaluation studies of the impact of the identified policies and interventions. This report is useful people interested in employment outcomes for people with disabilities relating to national policies

Fuel poverty and disability

LAXTON, Clare
PARCKAR, Guy
January 2009

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This report defines fuel poverty and highlights why disabled people in the UK are vulnerable. The study emphasises the link between disability and fuel poverty, and encourages the UK government to formulate an appropriate policy. This report would be useful people interested in social and economic issues for disabled people in the UK

Disability and the downturn

GORE, Eleanor
PARCKAR, Guy
2009

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This report considers the link between disability and economic downturn in the UK and emphasises the need for policy makers to respond. It highlights the impact of the recession on disabled people related to areas of work, finance and income, benefit systems and public spending cuts. Suggestions are provided for drafting a new policy for disabled people in the current economic climate

Disability review 2009

GREENHALGH, Caroline
GORE, Eleanor
2009

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This is the third annual survey highlighting disabled people’s views and experiences of everyday issues around the UK, including education, employment, health and social service, housing, transport and citizenship. The report provides an indicator of the impact of government policies on the lives and experiences of disabled people in the UK

Talking about sex and relationships : the views of young people with learning disabilities

CHANGE
2009

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"This report talks about the Sex and Relationships project. This was a 3-year project that took place at CHANGE, a leading national organisation led by disabled people that is based in Leeds, in England, that fights for the rights of people with learning disabilities...The project found out about the views and experiences of young people with learning disabilities about sex and relationships"

Disabled people's experiences of targeted violence and hostility

HOONG SIN, Chih
et al
2009

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This report presents "a two-phase project looking into disabled people’s experiences of targeted violence and hostility. The research has taken a broad approach to targeted violence and hostility against disabled people. The terminology around targeted violence and hostility is ill-defined, and terms such as abuse and harassment are often used interchangeably. In this report we have used ‘targeted violence and hostility’ as an encompassing term to include incidents involving verbal, physical, sexual and emotional violence, harassment and abuse that is directed towards disabled people"
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Future sight loss UK (2) : an epidemiological and economic model for sight loss in the decade 2010 to 2020

MINASSIAN, Darwin
REIDY, Angela
2009

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This report provides estimates of the numbers of persons that were likely to have age-related macular disease, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma at two points in time 2010 and 2020. Estimates of the baseline and cumulative costs to society of the prevailing health and social care provision and support in that time frame are provided using a cost of illness approach from the societal perspective. Useful figures and tables are provided to present the results

Creating successful campaigns for community living : an advocacy manual for disability organisations and service providers

EUROPEAN COALITION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING (ECCL)
November 2008

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The aim of this resource is to aid individuals and organisations who advocate for the changes that are required to ensure that people with disabilities are included in community life activities as equal citizens. It provides information and advice on how to conduct campaigns and other activities to attain inclusion for all people with disabilities

Getting away with murder

QUARMBY, Katharine
August 2008

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This report examines the prevalence of hate crimes committed against disabled people in the UK. It defines the behaviour, outlines the legislation designed to alleviate occurrences and describes methods for reporting. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in disability, hate crimes and human rights

Up close and personal : a report into disabled and non disabled people’s attitudes and experiences of relationships in the UK

LAXTON, Clare
GOLDSWORTHY, Alison
July 2008

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This report provides the findings from a survey of both disabled and non-disabled people regarding their experience of relationships. It emphasises that disabled peopled have the same aspirations for relationships as non-disabled people, as well as the same anxieties about confidence and meeting the right person. Statistical findings and people’s voices are presented to further explore disabled people's and non-disabled people's assumptions, attitudes and perspectives about relationships

Impact assessment : drivers, dilemmas, and deliberations

CHAPMAN, Jennifer
MANCINI, Antonella
April 2008

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This paper investigates key debates and issues around impact assessment and performance measurement for UK development NGOs. Initially, it was created to stimulate internal debate at Sightsavers, however, it has been adopted for use by the NGO sector at large. It would be useful for anyone with an interest in organisational management and development

Disability poverty in the UK

PARCKAR, Guy
2008

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This report describes the strong correlation between disability and poverty and concludes with two primary recommendations for government reform. The first, is to end disability poverty, by developing and implementing a specific strategy for addressing the barriers. The second, is to measure disability poverty as a unique form of poverty, through the use of a series of indicators. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in government policy, disability and development

How do people who are deafblind communicate?

SENSE
2008

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This resource outlines various means of communication with deaf-blind individuals. It also outlines the challenges facing people with hearing and vision impairments, and the various assistive technolgy available

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