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Confronting Disabling Barriers: Towards Making Organisations Accessible

Little has been written for social workers and other professionals on disabling barriers within institutions. This guide draw upon the discipline of disability studies to assist practitioners who seek to make their organisations accessible to disabled people.The guide analyses institutional discrimination against disabled people and highlights ways in which organisations can become more accessible to them. The authors use a civil rights perpective underpinned by the social model of disability.


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Crossing The Acts: The Support and Protection of Adults at Risk with Mental Disorder; Across the Scottish Legislative Frameworks

This work explores the risks of adults with a mental disorder and how the relative Scottish legislation, policy and practice frameworks interrelate to provide them with support and protection. The main Acts in Scotland which support and protect adults at risk with mental disorder are: a) the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 Act (the 2003 Act);  b) the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (the 2000 Act); and c) the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 (the 2007 Act). Seeking, primarily, to explore the practical application of duties and powers across the interface of these Acts,...


Deafness and the Hearing

'Deafness and the Hearing' invites a radical change in the majority views on deafness. The author spent four years studying an organisation of deaf people in the UK and analysing the reactions of the hearing majority. The results were dramatic; descriptions of stigmatisation, oppressive practices and prejudicial attitudes emerged. The message of this book is that it is not deafness itself which determines social exclusion but entrenched prejudicial attitudes of 'the Hearing'. This is an important book which makes recommendations for good practice. The text is accessible to all but is particularly recommended to students of social work and deaf...


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Down's Syndrome and Dementia

This book defines good practice in needs assessment and the provision of services for the growing number of people with Down’s Syndrome and Dementia. It is based on a social model which demands that we see the person first and the disease second. It suggests ways of maintaining choice and the best quality of life for people whose control is diminishing. It will be relevent to social workers, social care workers, community nurses, carers, staff in supported accommodation and anyone working in community settings.


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