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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At the same time, health authorities were empowered to 'market' their own
services to other health authorities. The District Health Authorities (DHAs) were
given the prime purchasing role. • The creation of NHS Health Trusts, whereby
Care programmes were formally instituted under the 1 990 community care
legislation, and involve both the health authorities and local authorities.
Therefore, while the general belief is that the social worker is best fitted for the
role, others, ...
Local authority social services were to redefine their role from providers to
enablers and facilitators. ... The White Paper explicitly articulated the roles and
responsibilities of health authorities, reflecting anxiety over the longstanding
health and ...
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