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Skill Publications List - Summer 2002



Skill helps disabled people across the UK make the most of their learning and employment opportunities.
Skill does this by operating an information and advice service, running conferences, producing publications, conducting research projects, informing and influencing key decision makers, and working with its members and volunteers.

For information about publications, contact Sue Beckford on 020 7450 0620, or email
sue@skill.org.uk.

Skill's publications provide essential information for disabled students and jobseekers as well as those professionals who work with them.


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

Disabled Students' Allowances:
Evidence Required by Awarding Authorities and Guideline Prices for Support Services

Highlights what evidence of disability awarding authorities require students to submit alongside claims for DSAs. Also includes lists of example prices for different services that might be charged by non-medical helpers, such as one-to-one tutoring, sign language interpreting, typing and so on. A guide for students, higher education staff and awarding authorities.
1999 (2nd Edition) (45 pages)

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 November 2001

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 December 2001 (56 pages)

Employing Support Workers
A guide to help students and prospective students decide what personal assistance is best for them and how to fund it. Useful for staff as well as students.
2000 A5 (48 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 2003
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 2002 (128 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 Teaching
A guide to teacher training for disabled people. This book offers advice about the fitness to teach regulations and financial and other support on the course. It also features profiles of disabled people currently training or working as teachers. The book aims to encourage disabled people to become teachers as well as encourage staff in teaching colleges to consider disabled people as potential teachers.
1998 (50 pages)


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Guides to national policy


Watch Your Step...
A guide to the Disability Discrimination Act for students' unions, explaining its relevance to union activities and premises. Discusses 'reasonable adjustments' and contains suggestions for good practice.
2000. A5 (32 pages)

A Guide to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 for Institutions of Further and Higher Education
A guide to the 1995 Act for colleges, universities, education authorities and training providers.
Spring 2002 (5th edition) (37 pages)

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Analyses of issues and guides to good practice


Further education

Enhancing quality of life resource pack - NEW
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.
2000 (20 pages)

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Higher education

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)

Making Change Last
Strategies for ensuring effective embedding of developments and improvements in provision for disabled students in higher education.
1996 (8 pages)

Auditing for Change
This is an easy-to-use pack for reviewing the participation and provision for disabled students in higher education. The flexible materials can be used to review a single department or a whole institution's learning and teaching environment. Based on original research carried out by The London Institute.
2000 (18 pages)

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Volunteering

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.

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How to order

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Price list

Auditing for change - £10.00

Co-ordinator's Handbook - £10.00

Disabled Students' Allowances: Evidence Required - £6.50 (£2.50*)

Disability Equality in Volunteering - £10.00

Employing Support Workers - - £6.50 (£2.50*)

Enhancing Quality of Life resource pack - £25.00 plus £5.00 postage and packing

Financial Assistance in Further Education - £6.50 (£2.50*)

Financial Assistance in Higher Education - £6.50 (£2.50*)

A Guide to the DDA - £12.50

Information Guide for Researchers - £6.50

Into Architecture - £6.50 (£2.50*)

Into Art - £6.50 (£2.50*)

Into Higher Education 2003 - £12.50 (£2.50*)

Into Law - £6.50 (£2.50*)

Into Science and Engineering - £6.50 (£2.50*)

Into Teaching - £6.50 (£2.50*)

Into Volunteering - £6.50 (£2.50*)

Making Change Last - £4.00

Skill Journal (annual subscription) - £30.00

Students with Mental Health Difficulties - £6.50 (£2.50*)

Watch your step... - £6.50 (£2.50*)

*Concessionary prices available for disabled students, trainees and jobseekers.

All publications available in alternative formats



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'Skill's publications have been invaluable to me. One of them showed me that I was eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances, even though I am a mature student. These allowances offset some of the extra costs I incur because of my disability. Unless I receive this help, I cannot afford to go to university. Thanks to Skill's book, I now receive the support I need'
Charlie Mullen
Sociology and Social Policy Student
Coventry University

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