Forty years on From the Disability Act

Pitt, Vern
May 2010
Community Care;5/13/2010, Issue 1818, p22
The article reports on Alf Morris, the architect of the first disability rights laws in Great Britain, which placed a duty on councils to provide disabled people with community-based services, and narrates how he won the fight with those who opposed the reform. Even Richard Crossman, then secretary of state for social services, called his plans ridiculous. However, his motivation was rooted in his own family experience, as he was born and brought up in a disabled family.


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