The paper “ The Disabled Facilities Grants - Aims, Objectives, and Outcomes” is a potent variant of a business plan on social science. Disabled children need housing that they can freely access any location in the house, including kitchen, toilets, and bathrooms this can lead to improved independence, confidence, and self- reliance. Beresford and Rhodes (2008). Family life can be more enjoyable and less of a pain if the house they live in is more adaptive to the disabled child. However, many families with disabled children live in houses unsuitable or restrictive for both the able and disabled.
Children Act(CA) 1989. Housing authorities are obliged to have specific consideration to the disabled children. This is under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act (CSDPA) 1970. There is a need for co-operation between the housing authorities and children’ s services authorities to ensure that needs for the disabled children are met. Children Act of 2004.Aims, Objectives, and Outcomes. The aim is to improve the independence, confidence, and self-reliance of disabled children by improving housing adaptability and suitability. Improvement in housing situations leads to a positive outcome for disabled children’ s improvements.
The objective of improving housing conditions is to improve independence, confidence, and self-reliance. The outcome is that independence led to participation in self-care and play. Parents have also reported that there has been a reduction in physical and psychological stress due to the care the children get. Beresford and Rhodes (2008). There is a need for space for the disabled child to store equipment such as wheelchairs and enough space for therapy to be conducted. Kitchens, toilets, and bathrooms need to be tailor-made in order to be usable by disabled children.
Being able to help out in doing utensils/laundry helps a great deal in improving the self-esteem of the disabled child. Being able to shower and take themselves in toilets leads to stress reduction and healthier growth due to acceptance. The presence of a downstairs toilet leads to accessibility to the disabled child instead of carrying him/her upstairs every time they need to use the washrooms. Better housing for disabled children will increase safety for them, it is evidenced that families with disabled children find that the houses they are living in are not safe for them because they might trip and fall e. g.
indoor entrances. Families with disabled children are more likely not to own their own houses according to surveys. There are inequalities in the allocation of houses to families with disabled children. (Heywood et al, 2005, p. 6). It is important that private tenants prioritize the needs and favor families with disabled children. Disabled children spend a long time in their homes so it is important that their homes make their stay comfortable.
By building them suitable homes, it is evidenced that they can increase their ability of movement, involvement in all activities both indoor and outdoor hence boosting their self-esteem and allowing growth. The limited space available in most homes for the disabled children leads to delayed healing because there might be less space for conducting therapy; this means that it might not be as effective as it is supposed to be.
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