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ODInsight: The UN Convention: tell us what you think and: local initiatives show the way to independent living

Welcome to ODInsight. This month we want your views on the government's draft report on the UK's implementation of the United Nations Convention on Rights for Disabled People.

ODI has also published two new reports showing how disabled and older people can benefit from a different approach to local services. This follows the announcement earlier this month of 3m of support for disabled people's grassroots organisations to better deliver services disabled people really need.

We also have details of how disabled people can apply for jobs with Paralympic broadcaster Channel 4 and help support the vital work of providing a real legacy after the Games.

See you next month!


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Tim Cooper
Director, Office for Disability Issues

   The UN Convention: tell us what you think


On 16 May, ODI released a draft government report on the UK's implementation of the United Nations Convention on Rights for Disabled People.

Disabled people's organisations are already involved giving regular feedback, but we want to find out what you think too

You can read the draft report and submit comments on our website until 5pm, 20 June.

Don't miss this opportunity to have your say on all aspects of the report, from access to justice to work and education:



   Local initiatives show the way to independent living


Two new reports published by ODI this week outline the ways in which disabled and older people can benefit from a different approach to local services.

The reports show how local services can give more choice and control to disabled people and older people, and carers, staff with local authorities benefiting at the same time.

The Support Planning and Brokerage demonstration project was set up to demonstrate how user-led support planning and brokerage can enable disabled people to have choice and control over the support they need.

The South East Regional Initiative demonstration project aimed to increase the voice, choice and control of older people with high support needs living in care homes and those at risk of moving into care.

Read the reports on the two demonstration projects.



   Channel 4 searches for talented disabled production staff


Disabled people are being given the chance to sample life in the television industry with Paralympic broadcaster Channel 4.

Six salaried placements of up to a year are being offered in sport, drama, factual and factual entertainment programming.

As part of the legacy of London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, ODI are working with media companies to positively raise the profile of disabled people's talents.

The Games' legacy offers an opportunity to make a lasting difference for over 10 million disabled people in the UK as well to the disabled people visiting in 2012.

The closing date for applicants is Monday 6 June 2011.

Visit the Channel 4 website for more information:




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