Independent Lives?: Community Care and Disabled People

Independent Lives?: Community Care and Disabled People

by Jenny Morris


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333593738
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 11/26/1993
Edition description: 1993
Pages: 189
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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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 professionals. To everyone it challenges the damaging and discriminatory images of passive and dependent disabled people to which we are all subject.' – Disability Now

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