Disability: Britain in Europe. An evaluation of UK participation in the HELIOS programme (1988–1991)

Lovelock, Robin and Powell, Jackie Centre for Evaluative Development Research (CEDR) (1994) Disability: Britain in Europe. An evaluation of UK participation in the HELIOS programme (1988–1991), Aldershot, GB, Ashgate, 264pp. (Contemporary Social Work Studies).


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The HELIOS programme was developed to promote the integration and independent living of disabled people and was described in the House of Lords as "possibly the European Commission's first approach to social policy". The UK was one of only a few Member States to commission a systematic and independent assessment of involvement in the programme "from a national perspective" and the results of this evaluation are presented in this study. The focus is on the 15 UK-based local projects which participated in the four EC-wide networks forming a key element of the programme's first phase. The several other components of the programme and its overall co-ordination and management are also considered. This report raises issues concerning the direct involvement of disabled people in programmes seeking to advance their interests. It is relevant to other initiatives with this aim and to a variety of other EC and national programmes involving networks of local projects as a means of promoting information exchange and innovations in practice and policy.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 1856286460 (hardback)
9781856286466 (hardback)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Work Studies
ePrint ID: 33799
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
15 September 1994Published
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:00
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33799

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