ISBN-10:
0631209476
ISBN-13:
9780631209478
Pub. Date:
09/28/2000
Publisher:
Wiley
Local Authority Social Services: Hardy to Mahon / Edition 1

Local Authority Social Services: Hardy to Mahon / Edition 1

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Local Authority Social Services: Hardy to Mahon / Edition 1

This new text provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to Local Authority Social Services, the main context in which UK social work is practised .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631209478
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Michael Hill is currently Visiting Professor at GoldsmithsCollege, University of London. He was previously Professor ofSocial Policy at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is jointeditor of the Journal of Social Policy and the author ofnumerous books including Social Policy: A ComparativeAnalysis (1995) and Understanding Social Policy (6thedition, 2000).

The other contributors are Bob Hudson, Principle ResearchFellow in the Community Care Division at the Nuffield Institute ofHealth at the University of Leeds.

Stephen Mitchell, Head of the General Social ServicesPolicy Branch in the Department of Health.

Ian Shaw, Lecturer in Social Policy at the University ofNottingham.

Jane Tunstill, Professor of Social Work at Royal HollowayCollege, University of London.

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: Establishing the Main Concerns of the Book.

1. What are Local Authority Social Services? (MichaelHill).

Introduction.

Social Services Work.

Social Services and Other Areas of Social Policy.

Social Services and Health.

Social Services as Last Resort Services.

Conclusions.

2. Origins of the Local Authority Social Services(Michael Hill).

Introduction.

Personal Social Services before 1948.

Developments in the 1940s.

1948 to 1971.

1971 to 1990.

Conclusions.

3. The Contemporary Social Framework (Michael Hill).

Introduction.

The Basic Demographic Picture.

More Complex Demographic Issues.

Economic Stresses and Strains.

Ill health and Disability.

Conclusions: Social Pathology and Social Services.

Part II: The Local Authority Social Services Task.

4. Child Care (Jane Tunstill).

Introduction.

A Brief Historical Perspective on Social Services Provision forChildren.

The Legal and Administrative Framework.

Services and Settings.

Key Service Issues.

The Role of Training.

Conclusions.

5. Adult Care (Bob Hudson).

Introduction.

Services for Older People.

Services for People with a Learning Disability.

Services for Physically Disabled People.

Conclusions.

6. Mental Health (Ian Shaw).

Introduction.

Mental Illness and the New Community Care.

Mental Health and Social Work.

Problems with Community Care.

Managing Dangerousness.

Conclusions.

7. Social Services and Social Security (MichaelHill).

Introduction.

Cash and Care in the Years after the End of the Poor Law: anEvolving Relationship.

Cash Benefits and Welfare Rights.

The Welfare Responsibilities and Concerns of Social SecurityAgencies.

The Impact of the 1986 Social Security Act.

Disability, Community Care and Local AuthorityMeans-Testing.

Conclusions.

Part III: Organization: Present and Future:.

8. The Central and Local Government Framework (MichaelHill).

Introduction.

The Role of the Department of Health.

The Audit Commission.

The Local Government Context.

The Collective Representation of Local Authorities.

Local Government Finance and the Social Services Function.

Policy Making in Local Government.

Organizational Issues about Health Service Collaboration.

Conclusions.

9. Organization within Local Authorities (MichaelHill).

Introduction.

The Organization of Social Services: The Model afterSeebohm.

Elaborating the Model: Preoccupations in the 1970s and1980s.

The 'Big Bang' of the 1990s - Community Care and the ChildrenAct.

Contemporary Models of Social Services Organization.

Staffing of Social Services Authorities.

Conclusions.

10. Modernizing Social Services: The Management Challenge ofthe 1998 Social Services White Paper (Stephen Mitchell).

Introduction.

Background: the 1997 Inheritance.

Why Modernize?.

Modernizing Adult Services.

Modernizing Children's Services.

Strengthening Regulation of Services and the Workforce.

Improving Performance.

Conclusion: The Key Challenges.

11. Conclusions: The Future of Local Authority SocialServices (Michael Hill).

References.

Index.

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