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Community Care: Policy and Practice
     

Community Care: Policy and Practice

by Robin Means, Sally Richards, Randall Smith, Colin Fudge (Editor), Robin Hambleton (Editor)
 

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230006744
Publisher:
Macmillan Education UK
Publication date:
02/17/2009
Series:
Public Policy and Politics Series
Edition description:
4th ed. 2008
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)

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'…a wealth of very relevant and topical information for a wide audience.' – Patti Simonson, British Journal of Social Work

'An updated edition of ... Community Care is always something to look forward to, and this fourth revision does not disappoint ... 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

'This book is an important contribution to our understanding of community care today and the historical context of how and why it developed in the manner it has.' - Social Policy

Meet the Author

ROBIN MEANS is Professor of Health and Social Care and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, UK.

SALLY RICHARDS is Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Reading, UK.

RANDALL SMITH is Senior Research Fellow in the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK.

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