TITLE

Forty years on From the Disability Act

AUTHOR(S)
Pitt, Vern
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Community Care;5/13/2010, Issue 1818, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
51405036

 

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