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The Coalition Government and Social PolicyRestructuring the Welfare State$
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Hugh Bochel and Martin Powell

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447324560

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447324560.001.0001

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‘It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it’: adult social care under the coalition

‘It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it’: adult social care under the coalition

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(p.221) Ten ‘It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it’: adult social care under the coalition
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The Coalition Government and Social Policy
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Jon Glasby

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447324560.003.0010

This chapter explores the coalition government’s overall track record on adult social care, focusing on the main policy priorities identified in the coalition agreement of 2010 (namely, the funding of long-term care, the relationship between health and social care, developing a preventative approach and the personalisation agenda). It also examines the impact of massive cuts in the local government budget. There was some apparent continuity between the coalition and New Labour on issues of integrated care, personalisation and prevention, but behind the rhetoric there may be less continuity than at first appears. In particular, the underlying value base and tactics behind such reforms may differ: ‘it ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it’.

Keywords:   coalition government, social policy, adult social care

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