By Michael Hill, Susan Balloch

This assortment makes a speciality of the connection among social care, neighborhood and citizenship, linking them in a manner appropriate to either coverage and perform. whereas there's huge learn inside each one of those fields, previously there's a dearth of debate among them. within the present political context. With an emphasis at the improvement of in the neighborhood dependent companies and governance, this booklet is especially well timed. Divided into 4 sections, it covers: key recommendations, concerns and relationships and attracts on contrasting illustrations from England and Scotland; ethics of care and the theoretical and ethical complexities to be inspiration via for either these receiving and people offering care; perform dependent chapters on neighborhood means to care, black and minority ethnic care, anti-social behaviour, household violence, befriending, volunteering, dementia care and residential care; and overseas comparisons and views with chapters from Sweden, Germany and Japan.The ebook is aimed toward a variety of readers together with: lecturers, largely lecturers and researchers in social coverage and social paintings; undergraduate and postgraduate scholars; practitioners, together with group improvement staff, social employees, public medical experts, psychological health and wellbeing employees, practitioners hired on renewal, regeneration, social inclusion and group team spirit programmes and coverage makers in relevant and native executive, strategic well-being professionals and first care trusts. It opens up discussions correct for the following decade and past.

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And Taylor, M. (eds) (2001) Partnership Working: Policy and Practice, Bristol: The Policy Press. , Hill, M. and Banks, L. (2004) ‘Securing quality in the mixed economy of care: issues about training standards’, Social Policy and Society, vol 3, no 4, pp 365-73. Barclay Report (1982) Social Workers, their Role and Tasks, London: National Institute for Social Work. Beresford, P. and Turner, M. (1997) It’s Our Welfare, London: National Institute for Social Work. Bulmer, M. (1987) The Social Basis of Community Care, London: Allen and Unwin.

It is difficult to assemble definitive evidence on this argument but there have been wellregarded and well-documented examples through the former National Institute for Social Work of teams operating on this model (Crosbie et al, 1987, 1989; Smale and Bennett, 1989). Certainly a period spent with the Badenoch and Strathspey team in 1987 highlighted a way of 41 Care, community and citizenship working very much rooted in the local community. A more systematic evaluation, of the Age Concern Aberdeen Informal Support and Care Project, was reported by Gordon and Donald (1993) who considered the effectiveness of weaving together informal and formal networks in providing support for older people.

Second has been the separation of adults’ and children’s services, reflecting a 27 Care, community and citizenship pattern, albeit on a much smaller scale, that existed before the Second World War, and the growing relationship with health and education. The 2001 Health and Social Care Act has, for example, directed local authorities and health agencies to pool their budgets where services are failing. One assessment of the effect of these changes is that ‘health and social care have now lost virtually all their ties into such processes as urban regeneration, widening participation and social inclusion’ (Jordan, 2004, p 91).

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