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Disability, social exclusion and the consequential experience of justiciable problems

O'Grady, A; Pleasence, P; Balmer, NJ; Buck, A; Genn, H; (2004) Disability, social exclusion and the consequential experience of justiciable problems. Disability and Society , 19 (3) 259 - 271. 10.1080/0968759042000204158.

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Abstract

In this article, we examine the situation of disabled people in England and Wales with regard to one specific aspect of social exclusion - experience of justiciable problems, and the potential effects such problems can have on their lives. Having defined 'disability', we examine how this fits within the wider dialogue on social exclusion issues. By analysing the results of the Legal Services Research Centre's (LSRC) periodic survey of justiciable problems, we find that disabled respondents were not only more likely to experience a problem, they also experienced more problems. Increased likelihood of a problem was observed in the majority of problem categories and particularly those relating to issues of social exclusion, such as housing and welfare benefits. This propensity to experience multiple problems can lead to a negative impact on the lives of long-term ill and disabled people.

Type:Article
Title:Disability, social exclusion and the consequential experience of justiciable problems
DOI:10.1080/0968759042000204158
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws

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