Difference and Inclusion
We need to welcome people, with all their diverse gifts and impairments, into the life of the community.
Common Threads: Changing Stories - Stories of Change
John O'Brien shares his reflections on the practice of Independent Facilitation following a conference organised by The Ontario Independent Facilitation Network.
Fighting for Inclusion or Building Community?
Tim Keilty describes how New Prospects have shifted their attention from advocacy for inclusion towards building community - and the results are encouraging.
Citizenship and Community
Rowena Hallé shares Jim's story, arguing that we must support every person to share their gifts and value everyone as equal citizens.
The Community Living Project provides opportunities for people with a disability to establish their own small business through their Micro Enterprise Project.
The Community Living Project has a focus on building strong relationships and circles of support for people with disability through their Circles Initiative.
The Community Living Project (CLP) is a family led organisation supporting people with a disability to access the good things of life in their local community.
Equal Opportunities at Work?
Fran Macilvey describes the reality of work for many disabled people and the barriers created by negative attitudes and inflexibility.
Working for Lives of Common Dignity
Rhonda Galbally, a leading disability activist in Australia, explains how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was achieved and describes the challenges ahead.
Jane Gregory explores the internal and external challenges facing young disabled people and their families in the UK disability system.
The Invisible Barrier to Disability Employment
Jon Breen argues that employer attitudes to disabled workers are often based on ignorance and that these can present significant barriers to success in the workplace.
Love and Welfare
In this paper Simon Duffy argues that there is a spiritual tradition that has been forgotten, which offers us a much more positive and loveable vision of the welfare state we need.
How Does It Feel To Be Assessed?
Chris Akers explores how it feels for people with physical disabilities to be assessed for receipt of benefits.