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Disability and the death and dying agenda

Carol Thomas

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0028
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter considers the interests of disabled people in the social management of death and dying. It covers: the meaning and nature of disability, including key concepts; the social position and ... More


Housing policy and disabled people: from past to present

Laura Hemingway

in Disabled people and housing: Choices, opportunities and barriers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428066
eISBN:
9781447302094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428066.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter reviews developments in housing policy, regulation and official advice as it relates to disabled people, with the aim of highlighting the extent of progress towards better practices. The ... More


Disability activism and the struggle for independent living

Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer

in Independent futures: Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347183
eISBN:
9781447302599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Through the last quarter of the 20th century, disabled people developed a remarkable challenge to the dominant understanding of disability. This has involved the politicisation of disability with the ... More


Disabled people and employment in Poland

Monika Struck-Peregończyk

in Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318323
eISBN:
9781447318347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Since 1989 Poland has undergone significant changes, most notably the introduction of a market economy and, along with it, the emergence of unemployment. A quota-levy system was introduced in 1991, ... More


Policy change or retrenchment?

Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer

in Independent futures: Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347183
eISBN:
9781447302599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter first discusses the links between user-led organisations and traditional statutory and voluntary sector service providers, and how far and in what ways possibilities are being exploited ... More


A worsening picture: poverty and social exclusion and disabled people

Pauline Heslop and Eric Emerson

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol 1: The Nature and Extent of the Problem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332152
eISBN:
9781447332398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332152.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

A string of reforms over recent years has left disabled people at heightened risk of poverty and social exclusion. This chapter presents an analysis of PSE2012 data in relation to disabled people ... More


Physical and communication barriers: the built environment and access to information

Laura Hemingway

in Disabled people and housing: Choices, opportunities and barriers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428066
eISBN:
9781447302094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428066.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at various physical (or access) barriers that can arise within housing for disabled people. These represent aspects of the environment that do not cater for a variety of bodily ... More


Attitudinal constraints: assumptions and institutional practices

Laura Hemingway

in Disabled people and housing: Choices, opportunities and barriers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428066
eISBN:
9781447302094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428066.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks further at risk assessment in relation to how distinctions between impairments can be made by institutions or intermediaries. It begins by looking at some of the assumptions made ... More


“It’s about having a life, isn’t it?”: employability, discrimination and disabled people

Debby Watson, Val Williams, and Claire Wickham

in Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at ways of connecting the social model of disability to the various labour market issues, particularly the experiences of Deaf people. It looks at access to employment for those ... More


Introduction

Laura Hemingway

in Disabled people and housing: Choices, opportunities and barriers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428066
eISBN:
9781447302094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428066.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book examines housing issues, policies and practices relating to disabled people, and explores available choices, opportunities and barriers in the field. The focus is on disabled people's ... More


Future directions

Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer

in Independent futures: Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347183
eISBN:
9781447302599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This concluding chapter draws together some salient policy implications for politicians, policy makers and professionals concerned with the further development of independent living for disabled ... More


Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?

Chris Grover and Linda Piggott (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318323
eISBN:
9781447318347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book focuses on policies, primarily in the United Kingdom, which are designed to facilitate the participation of disabled people in wage work. The book takes a critical approach to these ... More


Working futures?: Disabled people, policy and social inclusion

Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346261
eISBN:
9781447304333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book looks at the current effectiveness and future scope for enabling policy in the field of disability and employment. By addressing the current strengths and weaknesses of disability and ... More


Disability and housing

Malcolm Harrison and Cathy Davis

in Housing, social policy and difference: Disability, ethnicity, gender and housing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343055
eISBN:
9781447302537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343055.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter provides comments on the housing circumstances for disabled people. It considers both market and non-market provision before discussing the universal and inclusive standards. This is ... More


Disabled people, work and welfare

Chris Grover and Linda Piggott

in Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318323
eISBN:
9781447318347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The introduction to Work, welfare and disabled people sets the scene for the rest of the book. It does this by outlining the approach taken by the book before examining the concept of ‘work’, and its ... More


Politics and campaigning

Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer

in Independent futures: Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347183
eISBN:
9781447302599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the conflicts and dilemmas for user-controlled organizations that arise from their dual roles of service provider and political advocate for disabled people's rights. Two main ... More


Social policy and disabled people: a recent history

Luke Clements and Janet Read

in Disabled people and European human rights: A review of the implications of the 1998 Human Rights Act for disabled children and adults in the UK

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344250
eISBN:
9781447302087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344250.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides a summary of the main policy and legislative developments that have affected disabled people in the United Kingdom (UK) fifty years after the Second World War. This period is ... More


The missing million: the challenges of employing more disabled people

Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

in Working futures?: Disabled people, policy and social inclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346261
eISBN:
9781447304333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter assesses the scale of the challenge in supporting more disabled people into work. It then seeks to establish an understanding of what disability is, and uses this to consider recent ... More


Independent living: the role of the disability movement in the development of government policy

Jenny Morris

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

In 2005, the British government committed itself to achieving independent living for disabled people and set out proposals for delivering this aim. This chapter examines the role of research evidence ... More


Changing patterns of service user involvement, 1990–2010

Clare Evans and Ray Jones

in Critical Perspectives on User Involvement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427519
eISBN:
9781447305590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427519.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter describes how the changes in emphasis in social policy nationally and locally have required service users to adapt patterns of user involvement, and considers the role of user-controlled ... More


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