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Partnership between service users and statutory social services

Balloch Michael Turner and Susan

in Partnership working: Policy and practice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342201
eISBN:
9781447302919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342201.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter considers strategies to develop partnerships with users of social services. It describes some strategies being developed to achieve user involvement including the funding of service ... More


User involvement

Kathy Boxall, Lorna Warren, and Ruby C.M. Chau

in Policy reconsidered: Meanings, politics and practices

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349132
eISBN:
9781447302995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349132.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The public service and research arenas are currently experiencing strong pressures to ‘involve’ service users in social care research, policy, and practice. These pressures came from the policymakers ... More


Service users' views and experiences

Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer

in Independent futures: Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347183
eISBN:
9781447302599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter, first, foregrounds users' experiences using mainstream, community-based support services. A contrast is drawn with disabled people's experiences of user-led services. The discussion ... More


Partnership working: Policy and practice

Susan Balloch and Marilyn Taylor (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342201
eISBN:
9781447302919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342201.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Over the past ten years partnership working has become a central feature of public services. This book analyses experience of partnerships in different policy fields, identifying the theoretical and ... More


‘Still out there?’ Is the service user voice becoming lost as user involvement moves into the mental health research mainstream?

Kati Turner and Steve Gillard

in Critical Perspectives on User Involvement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427519
eISBN:
9781447305590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427519.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Service user involvement in mental health research has moved on from the pioneering research that characterized the turn of the millennium: the surveys of service provision environments supported by ... More


Service users and social policy: developing different discussions, challenging dominant discourses

Beresford Peter

in Social policy review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427113
eISBN:
9781447303497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427113.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter argues that the tensions inherent in the competing value systems around participation and involvement mean that there are risks for service users and their movements attached to ... More


Service users and ethics

Martin Stevens and Jill Manthorpe

in Ethics: Contemporary challenges in health and social care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347558
eISBN:
9781447302216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347558.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The ethical case for involving service users in service planning and delivery, and in research and evaluation, has been made on several grounds. One important set of reasons is that such involvement ... More


User-led organisations: building an alternative approach

Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer

in Independent futures: Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347183
eISBN:
9781447302599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter begins the book's review of the fieldwork data collected as part of the Creating Independent Futures project. First, it examines disabled activists' dissatisfaction with the ways in ... More


Radical social work and service users: a crucial connection

Peter Beresford

in Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428189
eISBN:
9781447303138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428189.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Social work is an activity that is essentially about relationships. The relationship of ultimate importance for social work, which defines its role, process, and raison d'être, is that between it and ... More


Modernisation and the delivery of user-centred services

Denise Tanner

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines specific areas of conflict and constraint in achieving a ‘modernising’ vision of services that promote independence, well being, and choice, focusing mainly on older people's ... More


Critical Perspectives on User Involvement

Marian Barnes and Phil Cotterell (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427519
eISBN:
9781447305590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427519.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This collection draws together experiences and perspectives on user involvement from user activists, academics and practitioners. It includes chapters that focus on autonomous collective action by ... More


Service-user involvement in evaluation and research: issues, dilemmas and destinations

Peter Beresford

in The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores some of the key concerns arising from service users and service-user organisations in association with research and evaluation. It discusses the ideological basis of ... More


From service provision to self-directed support

George Julian

in Managing transitions: Support for individuals at key points of change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421883
eISBN:
9781447302780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421883.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the radical changes currently seeking to transform social services for adults – from service provision to self-directed support. In the United Kingdom, direct payments and ... More


Examining user-led services

Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer

in Independent futures: Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347183
eISBN:
9781447302599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This book explores the experiences of user-led (that is, user-controlled) service organizations in Britain. It offers a revealing picture of disabled people's attempts to change the direction of ... More


Modernising social work: Critical considerations

John Harris and Vicky White (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

New Labour's modernisation agenda has produced an avalanche of change that has posed formidable challenges for everyone involved in social work, whether as service users, practitioners, or managers. ... More


Conclusion

Susan McLaren and Audrey Leathard

in Ethics: Contemporary challenges in health and social care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347558
eISBN:
9781447302216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347558.003.0020
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This concluding chapter offers a summary of interrelated themes and ethical challenges that have emerged across the previous chapters. A review of the content identifies five broad, emergent themes, ... More


Improving partnership working in housing and mental health

Northmore Simon

in Partnership working: Policy and practice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342201
eISBN:
9781447302919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342201.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the background to partnerships in housing and mental health. It examines themes that emerged from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation-funded workshops on partnership working. It ... More


The view from the front line: practitioners’ views on public health partnerships

David J. Hunter and Neil Perkins

in Partnership working in public health

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447301325
eISBN:
9781447311942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301325.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter presents qualitative research findings of the views of frontline practitioners and service users of public health partnerships in four selected tracer issues. The topics examined ... More


The administration of transformation: a case study of implementing welfare reform in the UK

Sharon Wright

in Administering welfare reform: International transformations in welfare governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346520
eISBN:
9781447301417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter aims to provide a microlevel analysis of the unemployment policy that assesses the significance, extent, and character of change. This analysis uses the perspectives of frontline staff ... More


Politics and campaigning

Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer

in Independent futures: Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347183
eISBN:
9781447302599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the conflicts and dilemmas for user-controlled organizations that arise from their dual roles of service provider and political advocate for disabled people's rights. Two main ... More


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