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Disability and Social Policy

Edited by Gillian Dalley

There is growing debate within the disability movement: should social policy be concerned with enabling disabled people to fit more easily into the world as it is or should the world be altered to take account of disabled people's needs? The movement itself - organisations of, and for, disabled people - divides between reformers, who challenge the status quo by arguing for incremental policy improvements, and radicals, who sometimes advocate direct action in favour of fundamental policy change. These differences underline many of the critiques of current policies which have been produced and thus account for the variation in approach. The chapters in this book reflect some of these competing views.

1991 ISBN 0 85374 535 8

Contents:

Disability and social policy
Gillian Dalley

Disability and financial need - the failure of the social security system
Alan Walker and Lucy Walker

Income maintenance for people with disabilities
Brian McGinnis

Meeting the costs of disability
Richard Berthoud

Paying for the additional costs of disability
Peter Large

Social care services for disabled people
Hazel Qureshi

Speaking out: disabled people and state welfare
Mike Olivier

Support for informal carers - the role of social security
Sally Baldwin and Gillian Parker

Care of disabled people
Richard Wood

The carers' viewpoint
Jill Pitkeathley

Overcoming barriers to employment
Michael Floyd

Employment of people with disabilities
Ian Bruce


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