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Skill Publications List - 2005


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Guides for disabled students, trainees and jobseekers
Guides to national policy
Analyses of issues and guides to good practice
Further education
Higher education
Volunteering
Cross sector
How to order



Guides for disabled students, trainees and jobseekers

Financial Assistance for Students with Disabilities in Further Education
Provides information on financial support available for disabled people in further education. It gives details of grants and other funding sources and addresses issues concerning social security benefits. A useful resource for both individual students and professionals.
A5 (51 pages)Updated April 2004

Financial Assistance for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education
Provides information on financial support available for people in higher education. It gives details of grants, Disabled Students' Allowances, loans and other sources of funding and addresses issues concerning social security benefits. A useful resource for both individual students and professionals.
Updated April 2004 (56 pages)

Into Architecture
An informative publication looking at the various options for people with disabilities considering a career in Architecture and related areas. The book also contains profiles written by disabled people about their experiences.
2000 A5 (60 pages)

Into Art
A book about access for disabled people to art courses. Contains profiles of 11 disabled students. Aimed at prospective students and art colleges/departments.
1995 (35 pages)

Into Higher Education 2006
Information and advice for disabled people planning to apply to higher education. Includes advice about applications, getting support, grants and benefits. The book also includes profiles written by students with disabilities about their experiences in higher education as well as a list of advice agencies and institutions that provide higher education courses.
September 2005 (88 pages)

Into Teaching
Into Teaching is a useful guide for disabled people thinking about entering the teaching profession. The guide includes advice about the application process, support and funding, Fitness to Teach regulations and your legal rights. The publication contains profiles written by disabled people about their teacher training and a reference section.
2004 A5 (76 pages)

Into Work Experience
Into Work Experience is a concise, indispensable guide for disabled people thinking about doing work experience. The guide includes practical suggestions and advice about finding and starting a work placement; your legal rights; a section for employers; profiles written by disabled people about their work experience; and a reference section.
2003 A5 (64 pages)

Into Nursing and Midwifery - NEW
Into Nursing and Midwifery is an essential guide for disabled people thinking about nursing or midwifery as a career. The publication includes information about applying, fitness to practise, funding and support, and the different routes into nursing and qualifications, as well as profiles written by disabled people about their training and work in the profession. Free copies of the guide are being distributed to Connexions and nextstep services.

Further free copies are available for disabled students from Skill (while stocks last) until 31 October 2005

2005 A5 (69 pages)

Into Law
Information and advice for disabled people considering a career in law. The book also includes profiles written by students with disabilities about their experiences as well as useful contact information and publications.
September 2000 A5 (62 pages)

Into Science and Engineering
A book of profiles featuring disabled people who are or have studied science or engineering. This book aims to encourage disabled people to consider taking science and engineering courses and to encourage staff to look on disabled people as potential students in the subjects.
1997 (50 pages)

**Into series - Special Offer!**
Skill's award winning Into.... series is now available as a set of five career guides for only £21.00. The set includes Into Law, Into Architecture, Into Science and Engineering, Into Volunteering and Into Art. At £6.50 for an individual guide, buying the set saves you £11.50!

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Guides to national policy

A Guide to the Disability Discrimination Act for Institutions of Further and Higher Education Revised Spring 2005
This is an essential guide to the 1995 Act for colleges, universities, education authorities and training providers. This guide has been updated following changes in October 2004 to DDA Parts 2 and 3, and the introduction of the DDA 2005. It provides a straightforward explanation of the law, information about the new Disability Equality Duty, relevant case studies and helpful suggestions of good practice, as well as useful listings of publications and information sources.
A4, 45 pages (7th edition)

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Analyses of issues and guides to good practice

A guide to the Education: Additional Support for Learning (Scotland) Act 2004 - Transition from School
This guide, published November 2005, provides key information on roles and responsibilities under the ASL Act for colleges, universities, local authorities, voluntary organisations and Careers Scotland. It provides a straightforward explanation of the law, information about implications for policies and procedures, relevant case studies and helpful suggestions of good practice, as well as useful listings of publications and information sources.
November 2005 A4 (32 pages)


Further education

Making the case: DVD and CD Rom set
This new training resource offers a simple, all in one package for learning providers to run a 2 hour staff training session exploring the implications of the Disability Discrimination Act Part 4. The set features a fictional court case taken under the DDA Part 4 and includes notes for training facilitators. LSC funded education providers in England may be eligible for a free copy from the LSC and should contact their local Learning and Skills Council. Other organisations can purchase a copy via Skill.
2003

Aasha: working with young people with a learning difficulty from a South Asian background
Based on the findings of Skill's three year Aasha action research project working with over 60 young people and their families in Birmingham and Tower Hamlets in London. The publication includes an analysis of the key issues identified during the project; direct quotations from the young people and families involved in the project; and recommendations for policymakers and practitioners (40 pages).
2003

Enhancing quality of life resource pack
This ground breaking resource pack is one of the outcomes of a three year action research project undertaken by Skill and the University of Cambridge. The pack is an invaluable guide for all staff in different types of organisations working or wishing to work with people with profound and complex learning difficulties during periods of transition. The pack includes: a staff development guide (with video); a guide to support managers; a briefing paper for policy makers; a literature review; and a quality of life manual for monitoring review and evaluation.
2002

Students with Mental Health Difficulties:
Your Questions Answered

This book helps professionals become more aware of what mental health difficulties are and what issues may be particularly relevant to people with mental health difficulties who enter education or training.
Updated 2002 (20 pages)

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Higher education

Personal Assistance for Disabled Students in Higher Education-NEW!
This book informs students about the different options of personal assistance with daily living and with study-related assistance, where to go for help and advice and where to get funding from.
2004 (27 pages)

The Co-ordinator's Handbook
The complete guide to developing a support service for disabled students in higher education. It includes useful tips and examples from co-ordinators across the UK and background information on disabilities. Tackles issues such as empowering students, confidentiality and how to achieve culture change in an institution. A must for every higher education disabled students co-ordinator.
1997 (137 pages)

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Volunteering

Access to volunteering
Shaping the experiences and opportunities for disabled people. A 'how to' resource manual for volunteering organisations The manual, which is a result of Skill's two-year project on access to volunteering for disabled people, will help voluntary organisations feel confident in supporting disabled volunteers.

It includes sections on good practice and the DDA, recruitment action planning, support strategies for volunteers, staff and organisations, policies and procedures. Sections include useful resources and interesting case studies written by voluntary organisations on their experiences of recruiting and supporting disabled volunteers.

2005 A4 (98 pages)

Into Volunteering
A guide for disabled people who are interested in volunteering and want to know more. Contains profiles of disabled volunteers discussing their own experiences, contact information and useful advice on how to get started.
2001 A5 (64 pages)

Disability Equality in Volunteering
Shows how involving disabled volunteers and, by extension, disabled employees can be easy. Suggests effective ways of involving disabled volunteers and addresses the most common questions about disabled volunteers.
1998 (80 pages)

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Cross Sector

An Information Guide for Researchers:
Post-Sixteen Education for People with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties

An overview of key resources available to researchers and students concerned with aspects of post-16 education for people with disabilities and learning difficulties. Also gives guidance about undertaking research in this area.
Updated 2000 (56 pages)

Skill Journal
Published three times a year, the Journal features in-depth articles on good practice and research. Annual subscriptions are a membership benefit. Non-members can also subscribe.

**Information Booklet annual subscription**
Skill’s Information Service produces a set of over 20 practical Information Booklets covering a range of issues from applying to higher education to how studying affects benefits entitlements to disclosing disability when looking for work. The booklets are updated annually. You can take out an annual subscription to the Information Booklets to receive a full set followed by updates throughout the year. Skill members receive a 50% discount.

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How to order

trolley Go to Skill's online bookshop, where you can order publications securely online using a credit card.

Alternatively, you can print off a printable
order form. State which publication(s), and how many of each you require, by ticking the relevant box. Enclose your payment/payment details or request an invoice, then send it to Skill's address which is at the bottom of the form.

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