Working futures?

Disabled people, policy and social inclusion

Edited by Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

Working futures?

Edited by Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

368 pages
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781861346261 Published November 2005 For sale in North and South America only
Working futures looks at the current effectiveness and future scope for enabling policy in the field of disability and employment. By addressing the current strengths and weaknesses of disability and employment policy, the book asks:·[vbTab]Is the dichotomy of 'work for those who can and support for those who cannot' appropriate to the lives of disabled people? ·[vbTab]Does current and recent policy reduce or reinforce barriers to paid employment?·[vbTab]What lessons from other welfare regimes can we draw on to further disabled peoples' working futures?Contributions from academics, NGOs, the OECD and the disabled peoples' movement bring multiple theoretical, professional and user perspectives to the debates at the heart of the book. Working futures is aimed at academics and students in disability studies, policy and welfare studies and those working in the voluntary sector, employment organisations and at street-level with disabled people.
Contents
Introduction
 
Part One: Work, welfare and social inclusion: challenges, concepts and questions: The challenges of a work-first agenda for disabled people - Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes
 
The missing million: the challenges of employing more disabled people - Kate Stanley
 
Part Two: The current policy environment
 
New Deal for Disabled People: what's new about New Deal? - Bruce Stafford
 
Disabled people, employment and the Work preparation programme - Sheila Riddell and Pauline Banks
 
Legislating for equality: evaluating the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 - Nigel Meager and Jennifer Hurtsfield
 
Disability frameworks and monitoring disability in local authorities: a challenge for the proposed Draft Disability Discrimination Bill - Ardha Danieli and Carol Woodhams
 
Job retention: a new policy priority for disabled people - Geof Mercer
 
Benefits and tax credits: enabling systems or constraints? - Anne Corden
 
Challenging the disability benefit trap across the OECD - Mark Pearson and Christopher Prinz
 
Jobcentre Plus: can specialised personal advisors be justified? - Patricia Thornton
 
Disability and employment: global and national policy influences in New Zealand, Canada and Australia - Neil Lunt
 
Disabled people and 'employment' in the majority world: policies and realities - Peter Coleridge
 
Part Three: Towards inclusive policy futures
 
Employment policy and practice: a perspective from the disabled peoples' movement - David Gibbs
 
Changing minds: opening up employment options for people with mental health problems - Jennifer Secker and Bob Grove
 
Enabling futures for people with learning difficulties? Exploring the employment realities behind the policy rhetoric? - Danny Goodley and Ghashem Norouzi
 
Barriers to labour market participation: the experience of Deaf and hard of hearing people - Jennifer Harris and Patricia Thornton
 
Work matters: visual impairment, disabling barriers and employment options - Phillipa Simkiss
 
Disabled people and employment: the potential impact of European policy - Hannah Morgan
 
Missing pieces: the voluntary sector and community sector's potential for inclusive employment - Lorraine Gradwell
 
Professional barriers and facilitators: policy issues for an enabled salariat - Bob Sapey and Jeannine Hughes
 
Disabled people, the state and employment: historical lessons and welfare policy - Jon Warren
 
'Work' is a four-letter word: disability, work and welfare - Colin Barnes and Alan Roulstone
Conclusions
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