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Social care under Blair: are social care services more modern?

Mark Baldwin

in Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

From a lukewarm beginning, New Labour's social care policy has come to the boil, with the changes introduced symbolic of their ambiguous approach to public policy – full of rhetoric on individual ... More


Social care: choice and control

Martin Knapp

in Making social policy work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349583
eISBN:
9781447302742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349583.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines fundamental changes that have developed in the delivery of some parts of social care to individuals, aimed at both increasing their choice over service providers, but more ... More


Setting the scene

Denise Tanner

in Managing the ageing experience: Learning from older people

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348869
eISBN:
9781447302773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348869.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter focuses on the relevant policy context and the research methods and processes employed in the study. Specifically, it centers on social care policy by providing an outline of community ... More


Conclusion: ‘Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results’ (attributed to Albert Einstein)

Jon Glasby

in Evidence, policy and practice: Critical perspectives in health and social care

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423191
eISBN:
9781447302254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This concluding chapter provides a brief summary of key themes and issues. The different chapters have repeated key messages about the limitations of traditional rational models of policy formation. ... More


Introduction: ‘Academics live in ivory towers’ v ‘ All policy makers are charlatans’

Jon Glasby

in Evidence, policy and practice: Critical perspectives in health and social care

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423191
eISBN:
9781447302254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the growing tensions in the relationship between policy and evidence, at a time when policy and practice are trying to be more ‘evidence-based’. ... More


Policy change or retrenchment?

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/9781861347183.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter first discusses the links between user-led organisations and traditional statutory and voluntary sector service providers, and how far and in what ways possibilities are being exploited ... More


From evidence-based to knowledge-based policy and practice: ‘If it’s not in a randomised controlled trial, I don’t believe it’s true’

Jon Glasby

in Evidence, policy and practice: Critical perspectives in health and social care

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423191
eISBN:
9781447302254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter reviews the assumptions underlying traditional medical research and critiques the concept of ‘evidence-based practice’, outlining an alternative notion of ‘knowledge-based practice’. It ... More


Independent living: the role of the disability movement in the development of government policy

Jenny Morris

in Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

In 2005, the British government committed itself to achieving independent living for disabled people and set out proposals for delivering this aim. This chapter examines the role of research evidence ... 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


The policy process: ‘If only policy makers would engage with our evidence, we’d get better policy’

Martin Powell

in Evidence, policy and practice: Critical perspectives in health and social care

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423191
eISBN:
9781447302254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the policy process (rational and incremental models), the place of evaluation within the policy process and typologies of using evidence, before focusing on evidence-based ... More


Mental health: safe, sound and supportive?1

Jon Glasby, Helen Lester, and Emily McKie

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/9781861347558.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the contested nature of mental health provision within the context of proposed legislative changes, exploring the key ethical dilemmas that are raised. It discusses the proposed ... More


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