Community Care, Ideology, and Social Policy
Prentice Hall Europe, 1998 - 246 páginas
This book offers a comprehensive evaluation of community care strategies within the context of government social policy, and assesses the recent shifts of political power from Conservative to Labour towards the end of the century. Unlike the majority of texts in the field of community care, it makes explicit the historical, philosophical, social and political inter-connections, and therefore provides an in-depth understanding of changing policy issues for students, practicioners and managers in health and social care.
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Black and Asian people are among clients in need of 'community care' (Chapter 9
). So too are the other 'official' clients of community care such as disabled people
(Chapter 6) and people suffering from chronic mental illness (Chapter 7), ...
A study of six local authorities found charging policies to be unfair and based on
unreasonable assumptions, for instance that clients in fact received basic living
allowances through income support, or that clients were able to use attendance ...
First, a greater proportion of management time is now devoted to highly
dependent clients. Second, less time is available for counselling clients. The
more practical tasks carried out in the past by social workers, but accorded lower
status, are ...
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