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Independent Lives? : Community Care and Disabled People - Jenny Morris

Independent Lives?

Community Care and Disabled People

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'...this book makes a cogent yet impassioned argument that the discourse of care and caring is inappropriate...It deserves to be widely read, discussed and acted upon.' - Journal of Gender Studies;'The author...has produced a piece of research that not only needs to be read and acted upon by as many people as possible, but which is written in a style that is digestible and enjoyable to read.' - Jim Thomas, Nursing Times;'This is the clearest, most compelling book on what disabled people want from 'community care' that I have ever read,...it is destined to become one of the most influential pieces of writing in this area.' - S. Baldwin, Director, Social Policy Research Unit, York 'This is an important study which examines independent living both as the expressed wish of disabled people and as a central objective of Government policy...Let's hope all those involved in community care don't just read it but make sure it changes their provision and practice.' - Michael Oliver, Professor of Disability Studies, University of Greenwich 'This is quite simply a marvellous text. It will boost the morale of disabled people, and widen the thinking of non-disabled policy-makers and professional

'...this book makes a cogent yet impassioned argument that the discourse of care and caring is inappropriate...It deserves to be widely read, discussed and acted upon.' - Journal of Gender Studies 'The author...has produced a piece of research that not only needs to be read and acted upon by as many people as possible, but which is written in a style that is digestible and enjoyable to read.' - Jim Thomas, Nursing Times 'This is the clearest, most compelling book on what disabled people want from 'community care' that I have ever read,...it is destined to become one of the most influential pieces of writing in this area.' - S. Baldwin, Director, Social Policy Research Unit, York 'This is an important study which examines independent living both as the expressed wish of disabled people and as a central objective of Government policy... Let's hope all those involved in community care don't just read it but make sure it changes their provision and practice.' - Michael Oliver, Professor of Disability Studies, University of Greenwich 'This is quite simply a marvellous text. It will boost the morale of disabled people, and widen the thinking of non-disabled policy-makers and professionals. To everyone it challenges the damaging and discriminatory images of passive and dependent disabled people to which we are all subject.' - Disability Now

Acknowledgements - Introduction - SECTION I - Community Care - Independent Living - Independent Living and the Debate on Informal Care - SECTION II - The Experience of Residential Care - Receiving Help within Personal Relationships - Disabled People as Care-Givers - Personal Assistance and Statutory Services - Paying for Personal Assistance - SECTION III - Community Care or Independent Living? - Conclusion - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333593738
ISBN-10: 0333593731
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 189
Published: 14th December 1993
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 15