Transforming Adult Social Care

Contemporary Policy and Practice

Ann Marie Gray and Derek Birrell

Transforming Adult Social Care

Ann Marie Gray and Derek Birrell

Distributed for Bristol University Press

256 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2013
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781847427991 Published June 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781847428004 Published June 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Adult social care has emerged as a distinct policy area in the UK that has come under increasing scrutiny by the government. With the expectation that many more adults will need care and support in the near future, many policy makers have argued for a transformation of adult care. The focus of this wideranging book is on the major themes in the policies governing the provision of adult care. It is one of the first books to deal with adult social care as a distinct entity, providing up-to-date information on contemporary government policies, debates, and research. The book encourages readers to think critically about decisions being made and about the direction of future initiatives.
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List of abbreviations

1. Introduction
2. History of adult social care
3. Contemporary issues in adult social care
4. Governance of adult social care
5. Personalisation in adult social care
6. Integration of health and social care
7. Unpaid carers and adult social care provision
8. The paid adult social care workforce
9. Public and user involvement
10. Regulatory frameworks, inspection and safeguarding
11. Conclusions

Review Quotes
Sarah Carr, London South Bank University

“A clear, comprehensive sweep of the key issues, influences and dynamics in contemporary adult social care across the UK, making it an ideal introductory text for students and practitioners in both social care and health.”


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