Dementia, rights, and the social model of disability

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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0 to 25 SEND code of practice: a guide for health professionals

Department of Health, September 2014

This guide is for clinical commissioning groups, health professionals and local authorities. It explains the duties and responsibilities of health professionals who deal with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

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