This month we have published two new web resources. Our Choice and Control web pages help front-line practitioners offer disabled people choice and control. You can also read our latest research report exploring public attitudes to disabled people.

If you find these resources useful why not pass this issue on to your colleagues or encourage them to sign up at www.odi.gov.uk/newsletter?


Tim Cooper
Director, Office for Disability Issues

   Choice and Control: visit ODI's new web pages for front-line practitioners

ODI has created a new section on its website aimed at front-line healthcare practitioners.

It encourages GPs and social workers to champion choice and control for disabled people. The new pages share examples of good practice from local authority and NHS partners across England.

This project is part of ODI's work to help front-line practitioners understand what choice and control means for disabled people.

Visit the new section to find out how making simple changes can have a big impact on the lives of disabled people.

   Public attitudes to disabled people: read the latest ODI research

The latest research report from ODI, 'Public perceptions of disabled people', is now available.

The report looks at attitudes towards disabled people using questions asked in the 2009 British Social Attitudes Survey. It measures the extent of prejudice towards disabled people in Great Britain and examines how attitudes have changed between 2005 and 2009.

Download the report from the ODI website now.

   Right to Control: download the advisers' guide now

ODI has published a short guide about the Right to Control aimed at advice organisations.

The guide provides information on the Right to Control for professionals who support or receive enquiries from disabled people. It is particularly useful to Citizens Advice Bureaux and disability organisations in and around Trailblazer areas.

Download the guide from the Right to Control section of the ODI website.

   Access to Elected Office: find out how ODI is supporting disabled people into public life

The Government Equalities Office (GEO), in conjunction with ODI and Cabinet Office, has launched the 'Access to Elected Office' consultation.

The consultation includes a range of proposals to deliver the Government's commitment to introduce extra support for disabled people who would like to stand for elected office.

GEO, ODI and Cabinet Office have worked with Equality 2025 and disabled people's organisations to co-produce the proposals. Download the consultation from the ODI website.

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