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'I dont want to live for the day anymore': visually impaired people's access to support, housing and independance

Percival, John and Hanson, Julienne (2007). 'I dont want to live for the day anymore': visually impaired people's access to support, housing and independance. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 25(1) pp. 51–67.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0264619607071774
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Abstract

This article arises from research, funded by the Housing Corporation and Thomas Pocklington Trust, which investigated the housing and support needs and priorities of visually impaired people of working age – a population that has received little public policy attention. It reports on an in-depth study of the circumstances and aspirations of 121 people living in London, which revealed a need for increased opportunities to access information, personal support, employment and housing. The study also discovered strategies that this sample believed would address such need, including better professional collaboration and training, consultation and partnership, and facilitative housing provision.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2007 Sage
ISSN: 0264-6196
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care
Item ID: 19919
Depositing User: Katy Gagg
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2010 16:07
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2012 08:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19919
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