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Community Care : Policy and Practice - Robin Means

Community Care

Policy and Practice

Paperback Published: 11th January 2008
ISBN: 9780230006744
Number Of Pages: 328

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This new edition has been updated to reflect recent shifts in community and social care whilst still providing the authoritative account of its historical development. Particular attention is paid to partnerships between health and social care, the regulation of social care, direct payments and individual budgets and user/carer empowerment.

'!a wealth of very relevant and topical information for a wide audience.' -- Patti Simonson, British Journal of Social Work 'An updated edition of Means and Smith's Community Care is always something to look forward to, and this fourth revision does not disappoint...Richard Titmuss said "reality starts with a sense of history". This book eloquently illustrates this. It combines a sweep of contemporary and historical policy analysis with detail of practice development in community care. This title should be a core text for all students of social work and social policy.' - Dr Angie Ash, Professional Social Work Reviews of previous editions: 'An excellent introduction to, and summary of, both the historical origins of community care, and current and emerging issues.' - Melanie Henwood, Community Care '[A] balanced assessment... highly readable, useful and reasonably-priced. I would advise a student to purchase a copy and all health and social care practitioners to have access to it.' - Peter Nolan, Mental Health Practice '[A] comprehensive overview of community care...The text is well presented using a good range of examples... For practitioners new to the community, it is an essential read.' - Susan Hamer, Primary Health Care

List of Tables, Figures and Boxes
Introducing Community Carep. 1
From Institutions to Care in the Community: The History of Neglectp. 20
Implementing the Community Care Reformsp. 52
Community Care and the Modernisation Agendap. 85
Health and Social Care: From Collaboration to Incorporation?p. 121
Housing and Community Carep. 154
Community Care: User Empowermentp. 183
International Perspectives on Community Care: Lesson Drawing or Policy Learning?p. 217
Community Care: New Directions and Old Challengesp. 244
Guide to Further Readingp. 260
Referencesp. 263
Indexp. 305
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780230006744
ISBN-10: 0230006744
Series: Public Policy and Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 11th January 2008
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised