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The Economic Costs of Exclusion and Gains of Inclusion of People with Disabilities

11 dicembre 2014 - Regno unito

With the landmark passing of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), ratifying countries pledged to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in all areas of society. However, many nations have struggled to make significant progress in implementing the commitments set forth by the Convention....

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE ATTITUDES IN DENMARK AND THE UNITED KINGDOM TOWARDS DISABLED ADULTS, I

20 settembre 2013 - Regno unito

Denmark and the UK are both members of the European Union and are therefore bound by the same European legislation. The purpose of this research is to investigate the key differences between the interpretation and implementation of the EC Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation Directive 2000/78/EC in the two countries, and to ask whether any differences can be attributed to a general difference in attitude towards inequality between the UK and Denmark. ...

Supporting for people with intellectual disabilities who challenge or who are ageing

6 giugno 2012 - Regno unito

A significant care need for service commissioners and providers of services for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) is presented by people with behaviours that challenge and/or have mental health problems, and ageing people with an ID. In addition family caregivers of both these populations can face many obstacles in their caring roles if adequate supports are not in place to help them....

Understanding ergonomics at work

16 maggio 2012 - Regno unito

You may have heard of the term "ergonomics". This is sometimes referred to as "human factors". Not everyone really understands what ergonomics is, what it does, or how it affects people. This leaflet will help to answer these questions and to explain how understanding ergonomics can improve health and safety in your workplace. It is aimed at anyone who has a duty to maintain and improve health and safety. ...

Summary of the law on ACCIDENTS AT WORK

19 aprile 2012 - Regno unito

The law says that employers are responsible for the safety of their workers at work. Workers have an obligation to look after themselves as well, but employers have to comply with a number of very specific, legal requirements. This booklet explains the basic rights to which workers are entitled within the workplace. Workers are protected by a number of regulations....

The Parkinson's UK research strategy 2010-2014

18 aprile 2012 - Regno unito

We're the largest charity funder of Parkinson's research in the UK. Major advances have come from research we've supported - helping to improve treatment and care for people living with Parkinson's, both within the UK and worldwide. More progress has been made in Parkinson's research in the last 10 years than ever before. But we've still got a lot of work to do in our search for a cure....

What are Special Educational Needs?

17 aprile 2012 - Regno unito

A child has special educational needs (SEN) if he/she has learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for him/her to learn than most other children of about the same age. Some children may have a temporary difficulty with, for example, early skills, reading, number work or behaviour which can, with the help of parents/carers and early education settings/schools, be overcome....

The London 2012 guide to the Paralympic Games

11 aprile 2012 - Regno unito

For 12 days in 2012 the world's attention will be focused on the Paralympic Games in London and we are determined to deliver a spectacular showcase for sport. Never before have an Olympic Games and Paralympic Games been more integrated in their delivery from the outset. Our vision is to use the power of the Games to inspire change: in people's lives, in attitudes to disability issues....

BIRT outcome report 2011

30 marzo 2012 - Regno unito

Our third Outcome Report offers critical information to service users and other stakeholders, such as family members and commissioners, about the changes they may expect during and following rehabilitation. We use the outcome measures to improve our services and for scientific research on brain injury rehabilitation. As can be seen from this report all information is in an anonymised form. ...

Asbestos Diagnosis: changes in 2012

27 marzo 2012 - Regno unito

An asbestos report is obligatory for the sale of any portion of a building built with a building permit issued July 1, 1997, as well as public areas. The diagnosis asbestos has unlimited validity, however, the law was amended by Decree 3 June 2011, any certificate of compliance issued before February 1, 2012 will require to be updated and will therefore need a new diagnosis. The new law entered into force on 1 February 2012....

London 2012: a legacy for disabled people

22 marzo 2012 - Regno unito

When London won the right to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we promised to welcome the world to Britain in 2012 for "Everyone's Games". Delivering a highly accessible Games, with world-class facilities for disabled people, is a fundamental part of that commitment. But it only scratches the surface of London 2012's potential for helping to transform the life chances of disabled people in the UK....

Health and safety for disabled workers and people who work with them

21 marzo 2012 - Regno unito

This report is about health and safety at work for disabled people and people who work with them. It shows how employers and disabled workers can work together to make everyone safer. The law says that employers and workers must make sure that people are safe at work. If you are disabled you might need to tell your employer. You should tell your employer if your disability affects the way you do your job....

Inquiry into disability-related harassment

6 marzo 2012 - Regno unito

Having grown up as a disabled person myself, I am used to my fair share of discriminatory behaviour: people treating you as though you are stupid; talking to the person with you instead of to you; overtly treating you less favourably. All of this can be unpleasant, but is it harassment? Probably not, but there have been other times in my life when I most definitely have been subject to harassment....

Involving disabled people in social reseach

2 marzo 2012 - Regno unito

This guidance provides advice on how to involve disabled people in government social research. Involving disabled people can improve the quality of research by ensuring it addresses the most pertinent issues faced by disabled people. Advice is also provided on ways to ensure data collection is as inclusive of disabled people as possible. Ensuring that disabled people can take part in your research. ...

Implementation of the Right of Disabled People to Independent Living

1 marzo 2012 - Regno unito

Despite the UK having ratified the UNCRPD, independent living does not currently exist as a freestanding, justiciable right in UK law. This Report argues that the existing matrix of human rights, equality and community care law, while instrumental in the protection and promotion of the right to independent living, is not sufficient. The right to independent living should be added as an outcome....

"Less money doesn't have to mean a poorer service for disabled people..."

24 febbraio 2012 - Regno unito

Budget cuts are at the heart of UK Government's response to the financial crisis. Since the Government first revealed its deficit reduction strategy, Scope has been speaking - through the Destination Unknown series - to disabled people and their families about the impact of cuts made at a national level. However, we have also become increasingly concerned about the impact of local budget cuts. Coping with the Cuts is a vital yet natural continuation of this conversation with disabled people....

UK Initial Report On the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

21 febbraio 2012 - Regno unito

This report describes how the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ('the Convention') is being implemented in the UK. It should be read with the UK Common Core Document, which provides an overview of the structure of UK government, including devolution and human rights legislation. The UK comprises England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales....

A qualitative study exploring employers' recruitment behaviour and decisions

21 febbraio 2012 - Regno unito

The employers' concern to find someone who can 'do the job' suggests that it might be helpful to present employers with an economic rationale for considering employing disabled people: there is a business case for attracting the widest pool of suitably qualified applicants for the post. Employers could be given information when they approach Jobcentre Plus on how to target their vacancies at disabled people....

Putting People First. Working together with user-led organisations

12 febbraio 2012 - Regno unito

Disabled people, carers and other people who need support gain benefits when local authorities (LAs) work with user-led organisations (ULOs). This document outlines the benefits to LAs of working with ULOs, how LAs can take advantage of these benefits and how the Department of Health supports ULOs. It is aimed at directors of adult and children’s social services, commissioners and others....

Life Opportunities Survey

12 dicembre 2011 - Regno unito

This report presents a summary of the latest information collected from the full wave one of the Life Opportunities Survey (LOS), for which fieldwork was conducted across Great Britain between June 2009 and March 2011. The LOS is a large-scale longitudinal survey of disability in Great Britain. It is the first major social survey to explore disability in terms of the social barriers to participation that people experience. ...




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