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Community Care in Perspective
Care, Control and Citizenship
Edited by John Welshman and Jan Walmsley
 
 
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This cohesive collection fills a major gap in medical and social history, charting the history of community provision for so-called 'vulnerable adults' in the UK since 1948. Focusing primarily on those with learning difficulties, this study provides insights into community care more broadly, providing a context for current policies and practices. Examining key debates in social policy, including care versus control, charity versus rights, the role of the market in providing for vulnerable adults, the pros and cons of labelling, the changing construction of social categories, and the challenge of preventing abuse, this book includes the perspectives of policy makers, practitioners, families and informal carers, and service users. Outlining the evolution of community care since the founding of the National Health Service, this study is invaluable in contextualizing the work of policymakers and service providers.


Description

This cohesive collection fills a major gap in medical and social history, charting the history of community provision for so-called 'vulnerable adults' in the UK since 1948. Focusing primarily on those with learning difficulties, this study provides insights into community care more broadly, providing a context for current policies and practices. Examining key debates in social policy, including care versus control, charity versus rights, the role of the market in providing for vulnerable adults, the pros and cons of labelling, the changing construction of social categories, and the challenge of preventing abuse, this book includes the perspectives of policy makers, practitioners, families and informal carers, and service users. Outlining the evolution of community care since the founding of the National Health Service, this study is invaluable in contextualizing the work of policymakers and service providers.


Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Notes of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Timeline
Introduction; J.Welshman & J. Walmsley
PART ONE: IDEOLOGY AND IDEAS
Ideology, Ideas and Care in the Community, 1948-71; J.Welshman
Ideology, Ideas and Care in the Community, 1971-2001; J.Walmsley
PART TWO: ORGANIZATIONS AND STRUCTURES
Organizations and Structures 1948-71: From Control to Care?; J.Welshman
Organizations and Structures 1971-2001: From Care to Citizenship?; J.Walmsley
Devolved Policy for People with Learning Difficulties in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; R.Chapman
PART THREE: THE UK EXPERIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
Intellectual Disabilities in the USA: From the Institution to the Community, 1948-2001; J.W.Trent
The Development of Community Services for People with Learning Disabilities in Norway and Sweden; J.Tøssebro
Community Care in Canada, 1945-2005: Ontario; T.Stainton
The Mirror Cracked: Care in the Community in Victoria, Australia; K.Johnson
PART FOUR: EXPERIENCES
People with Learning Difficulties: Perspectives and Experiences; S.Ledger & K.Owen
The Role and Perspectives of Families; S.Rolph
In the Shadow of the Poor Law: Workforce Issues; D.Mitchell & J.Welshman
Implementation of Community Care: Case Studies; D.Atkinson & S.Rolph
The Voluntary Sector; L.Tilley
Conclusion; J.Welshman & J.Walmsley
Bibliography
Index


Authors

JOHN WELSHMAN is Senior Lecturer in Public Health in the Institute for Health Research at Lancaster University, UK. He is author of Underclass: A History of the Excluded, 1880-2000 and of recent articles in Economic History Review, The Journal of Social Policy, and Twentieth Century British History.

JAN WALMSLEY is Visiting Professor of Learning Disability in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University, UK.