Tag Archives: Disabilities

UK Parliament releases report on health and disability assessments

The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts  in the United Kingdom has released the report, Contracted out health and disability assessments (PDF 330kb). The report examined the use of contracting by the Department of Work and Pensions to perform, … Continue reading

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AIHW releases Health status and risk factors of Australians with disability report

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the report, Health status and risk factors of Australians with disability 2007–08 and 2011–12 (PDF1.5MB). The report, “examines how health-related factors affect the health status of Australians with disability at … Continue reading

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Guide for accessible communications released

Media Access Australia has released the publication, Service providers accessibility guide : a quick reference guide for accessible communications (PDF 2.2MB). The guide, is designed to help service providers ensure their content and communications are accessible to people with disabilities.”  

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Department for Work and Pensions introduces new service for British Sign Language users

The Department for Work and Pensions in the United Kingdom has issued the press release, DWP services more accessible thanks to new British Sign Language pilot. The press release discusses the introduction by the department of a new video relay … Continue reading

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Literature review of current models of health service delivery for people with intellectual disability

The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) have released a literature review (PDF, 1.10 MB) of the current models of health service delivery for people with intellectual disability. “The review identified nine models of health service delivery for people with intellectual disability, … Continue reading

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New research brief examines long-term services and supports for older Americans

The US Department of Health and Human Services Office Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation has published the research brief, Long-term services and supports for older Americans : risks and financing (PDF 265kb) The brief, “presents information … Continue reading

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AIHW bulletin released on health services access by Australians with a disability

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) have released the bulletin, Access to health services by Australians with disability 2012 (PDF 1.5MB). The bulletin, “examines the level of access to a range of health services by Australians with disability … Continue reading

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Report on childhood disability and poverty in New Zealand

The Child Poverty Action Group has released a report entitled, ‘It shouldn’t be this hard’: children, poverty and disability (PDF 426KB). The report details available services and makes recommendations in relation to service delivery.

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UK government response to the Work Capability Review released

The Department for Work and Pensions has published the government response to Dr Paul Litchfield’s independent review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA). The publication, entitled, Government’s response to the Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment – Year Five … Continue reading

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ABS releases publication on psychological disability

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the publication, Psychological Disability, 2012.  The publication, “presents information from the 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). The SDAC is designed to measure the prevalence of disability in Australia, as well … Continue reading

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