Developments in Independent Living and Direct Payments in UK

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Evans, John.  2003.  Developments in Independent Living and Direct Payments in UK.

Report to the ENIL Board Meeting, 8th March 2003 Southampton

by John Evans, February 2003

There have been a number of developments in Independent Living and Direct Payments in the UK over the last few years. I shall try and highlight a few of the main issues.

In some respects we now have a Government that is committed to expanding Direct Payments considerably. This is actually to the extent that Direct Payments are now being made available to a number of other user groups. Please see the figures attached to this Report to give you an idea about this.

2000 ESCAP HRD Award, Theme: HRD for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities

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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations.  2000.  2000 ESCAP HRD Award, Theme: HRD for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities.

Background

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) established the ESCAP HRD Award in 1990. The Award is presented annually in recognition of exemplary work in the field of human resources development (HRD).

Press Release: Disabled People to Finally Catch the Bus - Victory for Disabled People on Bus and Coach Directive

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Disability Intergroup.  2001.  Press Release: Disabled People to Finally Catch the Bus - Victory for Disabled People on Bus and Coach Directive.

Background to the decision below: nine years of fighting by the European disability movement.

DISABILITY INTERGROUP
INTERGROUPE HANDICAPES
INTERGRUPPE BEHINDERTE MENSCHEN

Chair
Richard Howitt MEP (PSE)
Vice Chairs
Bartho Pronk MEP (PPE), Rodi Kratsa MEP (PPE), Dieter Koch MEP (PPE), Jan Andersson MEP (PSE), Carmen Cerdeira MEP (PSE), Liz Lynne MEP (ELDR), Brian Crowley MEP (UEN) Alain Esclopé MEP (EDD), Ilda Figueiredo MEP (GUE), Patricia McKenna MEP (VERT)

Brussels, 16 February 2001

Gaining Entry

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Cummings, Betsy.  2000.  Gaining Entry.

Got a meeting abroad? How easily will your attendees with disabilities cope with the barriers?

Accessibility for All: The Australian Experience

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Corcoran, Maurice.  2000.  Accessibility for All: The Australian Experience.

Disability Discrimination Act Standards Project

On October 12, 2000, the Australian Federal Cabinet approved the Draft DDA Transport Standard. The decision requires all intra-city buses to be of low-floor type using boarding aids for wheelchair users in the form of ramps. This article traces the history of the milestone decision as an example and encouragement for the movement for Buses For All in other countries.

ABSTRACT

Valuing Diversity: The Disability Agenda - We've Only Just Begun

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Campbell, Jane.  2001.  Valuing Diversity: The Disability Agenda - We've Only Just Begun.

 

This paper was presented at the Bristol University Centenary Celebration on 9th November 2001, as part of their series of lectures on ‘Valuing Diversity’.

When Bristol University asked me to give a lecture on Diversity and Disability, I immediately thought of Adolf Ratzka, a seasoned disabled activist from Germany. He had the UK’s disability movement splitting our sides with laughter and wonder when he presented his ‘Crip Utopia’ at one of our gatherings two years ago.

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