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Report of the CACL task force on alternatives to guardianship

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING (CACL)
1992

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This report presents a new conceptual framework for decision making. It is based on an enabling model which recognises a person's right to make decisions concerning their own life with the support of family and friends. A common misconception is that personal autonomy can only be achieved independently

Wahenga : regional hunger and vulnerability programme

WAHENGA

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This website is to raise awareness and advocate for social protection legislation in six Southern African countries including Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It aims to encourage a diverse range of stakeholders to engage in the hunger and vulnerability debate. It would be useful for anyone with an interest in poverty alleviation, social protection and vulnerable groups. The site also provides its briefs and leaflets in Portuguese

STAKES : knowledge for welfare and health

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE

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STAKES is an expert Finnish agency in the field of social welfare and health care that produces information and expertise for policymakers and other stakeholders. STAKES main functions are research, development and statistics. This website contains information about the agency as well as topic specific information about health services, social services, welfare policy, living conditions, childhood and family, older people, disability, mental health, and alcohol and drugs. Links are provided to related publications and updates

Global action on aging

GLOBAL ACTION ON AGING (GAA)

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Global action on aging reports on older people's needs and potential within the global economy. It advocates by, with and for older persons worldwide. This website provides information about their programs and news about aging developments worldwide. The programs cover the follow thematics: Elder rights; Health; Pension watch; Rural aging; Armed conflict & emergencies project; and Aging watch at the UN. Links are also provided to the weekly newsletter and internship program

Realife trust

REALIFE

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This website presents information about Realife, an action research development agency. The agency's original purpose was to work alongside up to 10 local families and to develop a range of initiatives based on their needs and preferences. Every project undertaken since then has been a result of requests from local people to set something up that they simply cannot find from their local authority or other voluntary agency. Information is oprovided about the services they offer and related news and resoruces

Sustained and inclusive growth : employment and social protection

CHRISTOFFEL BLINDENMISSION (CBM)

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“This short policy brief sets out recommendations concerning four key issues relating to persons with disabilities and their inclusion in economic growth and social protection strategies. Each of these issues resonates with the current narrative in the post-2015 development framework for decent work and an adequate standard of living”

Disability benefits scheme database

DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS LIMITED

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The database provides information on disability benefits in low and middle income countries in an excel spreadsheet format. The database focuses mainly on tax-financed disability benefits, but also includes some examples of social insurance schemes

EFC publications : disability country profile 2012

EUROPEAN FOUNDATION CENTRE (EFC)

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This resource presents the national level European country reports that examine the effect of the economic crisis, and its consequences in terms of austerity measures, on the rights and status of people with disabilities. In particular, the reports focus on the impact on the delivery of social services and income supports and allowances particularly aimed at people with disabilities

Centre for social protection

INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (IDS)

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This website reviews, monitors and creates social protection policy designed to foster growth and development. The Centre for Social Protection aims to advance thinking and practice by: examining theoretical and applied research; providing advice to policy makers to help design policy and implement programmes; evaluate social protection interventions; deliver training courses; and share learning. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in policy development, advocacy and social protection

Pambazuka news

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Weekly electronic newsletter for social justice, aimed at promoting progressive social change in Africa. Provides up-to-date information around human rights, development, conflicts, gender and the environment. Includes sections dedicated to social welfare, health and HIV and education
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Social protection

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (ODI)

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This website seeks to share information, raise awareness and advocate for an increased role for social protection issues in development programmes. It is an outlet for disseminating research on policy instruments that promote legislation to address inequality and alleviate poverty. This resource would be useful to anyone with an interest in development, social protection and policy development

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