Adult Social Care

Edited by Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette

Adult Social Care

Edited by Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

76 pages | 5 x 7 3/4
Paper $16.95 ISBN: 9781447316169 Published April 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Adult social care in Britain has faced many crises over recent decades. Revelations of horrific abuse, the collapse of major private home care providers, abject failures of inspection and regulation, and uncertainty over how long-term care of older people should be funded have all given rise to serious public concern. The contributors to this volume debate the current state of adult social care and offer a historical overview of services and examine recent developments in the field. They conclude with a look at the prospects for adult social care and social work in an era of seemingly never-ending austerity measures. 
Contents
Series Editors’ Introduction
The crisis in adult social care ~ lead essay by Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette
The Big Society debate and the social care crisis ~ response by Bill Jordan
How the market fails social care ~ response by Mark Lymbery
The crisis in social care: deepening the analysis ~ response by Dexter Whitfield
Challenging the market and the state ~ response by Ian Hood
Personalisation: the experience in Glasgow ~ response by Brian Smith
Supporting informal carers ~ response by Claire Cairns
Some concluding remarks ~ Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette
References
Review Quotes
Steve Rogowski | social worker
“This is an essential and invaluable read for all those involved/interested in adult social care.”
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