Department of Work and Pensions, December 2017
This paper that establishes how government, employers, charities, healthcare providers and local authorities will work to break down employment barriers for disabled people and people with health conditions over the next ten years. The actions outlined for health services focus on ensuring that health professionals are ready to talk about health barriers to work, timely access to appropriate treatments, and effective occupational health services accessible by all in work.
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Department for Work and Pensions, November 2016
The Department for Work and Pensions are seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.
The consultation closes on 17th February 2017.
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Click here to respond to the Consultation.
Scope, November 2016
This report finds that young disabled people are experiencing poor quality care and support planning, a lack of information and advice tailored to their specific needs and expectations. The report calls for the government to look beyond funding support for the basics in social care to ensure that young disabled people are supported and enabled to live independent lives.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission, September 2016
This report provides the latest data for England, Wales and Scotland against the following Manifesto for Change measures, with analysis of change over time:
- number of victims of hate crimes
- proportion of disability-related crime incidents reported to the police
- satisfaction with police handling of crime incidents
- experience of any crime in the previous 12 months
- worry about being a victim of crime
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NHS England, August 2016
The Accessible Information Standard came into force on 1st August 2016 to ensure that people with disabilities receive easily accessible information and support.
The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are provided with information that they can easily read or understand with support so they can communicate effectively with services. Examples of the types of support that might be required include large print, braille or using a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
All organisations that provide NHS care or adult social care are required to follow the new standard, including NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, and GP practices.
Click here for further information and to access guidance documents.
Public Health England, November 2015
This report improves understanding of the complexities of disabled people’s experiences of domestic abuse and promotes consideration of these complexities within the public health system. It also supports local and national action, and provides guidance to improve response across local authorities, health and social care services, clinical commissioners, domestic abuse services, disability services, police and crime commissioners and the wider public health system
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Mental Health Foundation, September 2015
This paper describes the social model of disability in relation to dementia, as well as national and international law that is informed by it or that it connects with. It goes on to describe tools that can be used to apply the model through policy, practice, service and community development.
Using the social model of disability has implications for the rights of people with dementia under the law, for disability discourse and public policy, and for how dementia is experienced and perceived by people with dementia and their carers, as well as how it is viewed and discussed in public.
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