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Managing Residential Care - John Burton

Managing Residential Care

Paperback Published: 2nd April 1998
ISBN: 9780415164887
Number Of Pages: 280

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Residential Homes do not have to be so bad; they can be-- and occasionally are--the very best places for people to live. There have been many occasions in the last thirty years when residential care has seemed to be on the brink of a breakthrough--when we could have converted the service into something to be universally proud of. "Managing Residential Care" analyzes what is wrong and proposes how residential care can be managed well. It covers the economic and political contexts of residential care, the practicalities of managing care, and the role of outside organizations, including inspection, local authorities, charities, private care companies and housing associations. Extended examples, throughout the text, demonstrate both how managers can succeed and how the powerful forces of mismanagement obstruct them.

Introduction
Five Stories of Management
Marcia
Bob
Noreen
Lok
Janet and Jeeva
Thinking About Residential Work: Its Content, Organisation and Management
The Wider Picture and the Core Task
Becoming a Good Manager in a Hostile Environment
The Practicalities of Managing a Therapeutic Social Ecology
Residents
Staff
The Building - The Therapeutic Environment
Money, Budgets and Finance
Putting It All Together and Making It Work: The Therapeutic Ecology in Action
Outside Influences
Feet of Clay - Seats of Power - Ivory Towers - and Egg Mayonnaise on the Keyboard
Inspection and Independent Outsiders: Protecting Residents Afterword The Future of Residential Care: An Opportunity For Change
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ISBN: 9780415164887
ISBN-10: 0415164885
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 2nd April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1