A Scoping Study on the Needs of, and Services to, Younger Disabled People Including Those With Early Onset Dementia in Scotland

DescriptionThe main aim of this six-month scoping study was to review research and related evidence about 'younger' disabled people in Scotland.
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Official Print Publication DateMarch 2006
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Kirsten Stalker, Jacqueline Davidson, Charlotte MacDonald and Anthea Innes
Social Work Research Centre
Department of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling
Scottish Executive Social Research
2006

ISBN 0 7559 2950 0 (Web only publication)

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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PART ONE: AIMS AND METHODS
INTRODUCTION
NOTE ON TERMINOLOGY
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
METHODS
ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
LIMITATIONS OF STUDY

PART TWO: FINDINGS
INTRODUCTION
SECTION 1: EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
SECTION 2: NEEDS ASSESSMENT
SECTION 3: TRANSITIONS TO ADULTHOOD
SECTION 4: EDUCATION
SECTION 5: EMPLOYMENT
SECTION 6: BENEFITS
SECTION 7: HOUSING
SECTION 8: TRANSPORT
SECTION 9: GOODS, FACILITIES AND SERVICES
SECTION 10: SOCIAL CARE - NEEDS AND SERVICES
SECTION 11: HEALTH CARE - NEEDS AND SERVICES
SECTION 12: EQUIPMENT AND ADAPTATIONS
SECTION 13: TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION
SECTION 14: FAMILIES AND CARERS
SECTION 15: UNMET NEED

PART THREE: CONCLUSIONS
INTRODUCTION
SUMMARY OF VOLUME AND FOCUS OF EVIDENCE SCOPED
NATIONAL STATISTICS AND SURVEYS
THEMATIC OVERVIEW

BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDIX 1: GLOSSARY
APPENDIX 2: DATA ENTRY FORM
APPENDIX 3: LETTER TO SDEF FROM TWEEDDALE ACCESS PANEL

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the Scottish Disability Equality Forum for its help and advice during the course of this study. We are grateful to all the researchers who responded to our request for information about their recent and current work, often supplying us with copies of reports and papers. Finally, our thanks to Pam Lavery of the Social Work Research Centre for secretarial assistance.

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.