Employment opportunities for all? Social enterprises and mental health

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Martin Webber considers a Canadian study about social enterprises and employment opportunities for people with mental health problems such as psychosis.

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How do older community rehabilitation service users view disability?

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Hannah Morgan discusses research looking at how the various people using community rehabilitation services view disability and service use and reflects on how disability studies needs to contribute to health and social care education.

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Occupational therapy for stroke survivors in UK care homes: findings of an RCT study

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Jill Manthorpe discusses a ‘gold standard’ RCT study on occupational therapy for stroke survivors in UK care homes and the implications of the findings.

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Social care for men with long term conditions: disability, masculinity and agency

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Hannah Morgan examines a study on social care for disabled men living with long term conditions and discovers the importance of agency, choice and control.

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Ultrasound guided barbotage for calcific tendonitis in the shoulder – does it work?

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In her debut blog, Jennifer Lane discusses a systematic review examining the effects of ultrasound guided barbotage for calcific tendonitis in the shoulder.

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Marginalised students’ views of social work education

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Jo Moriatry examines a qualitative study about the experience of social work students who are black and minority ethnic; lesbian, gay or bisexual; or disabled and find that social work education has still some way to go in being inclusive.

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‘Beat the cheat’: disability welfare benefits and newspaper reporting

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Gerry Bennison offers food for thought in his blog on research into how disability welfare has been characterised in popular UK tabloid articles.

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Disabled people’s experiences of violent and hate crime

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Hannah Morgan examines a secondary analysis of the UK Life Opportunities Survey which explores disabled people’s experiences of violent and hate crime.

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QVC or CQC? How people make choices about social care

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Martin Webber takes on a systematic review about choice and decision-making in health and social care by people with disabilities and long term conditions and, among other things, finds relevant evidence for personalisation and inspection.

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