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Rethinking disability policy

Jenny Morris

15 November 2011

Since concerns about the impact of reductions in benefits and public services on disabled people are growing, is it time to develop radical challenges to the current disability policy agenda?

This Viewpoint reviews some aspects of disability policy since the early 1990s before making a detailed assessment of the current polices being introduced by the Coalition Government. Themes discussed include:

  • Welfare reform
  • Personalisation policies and adult social care
  • The political and economic context of disability policy
  • The changes disabled people should be campaigning for.

The author concludes with a call for the disabled people’s movement to move out of the disability policy agenda and engage with broader political and economic debates and developments.

Find out more about Jenny Morris by visiting her blog.

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