Independent Futures: Creating User-led Disability Services in a Disabling Society (BOK)

Colin Barnes, Geof Mercer

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The number of disability related support services controlled and run by disabled people themselves has increased significantly in the UK and internationally over the past forty years. As a result, greater user involvement in service provision and delivery is a key priority for many western Governments. This book provides the first comprehensive review and analysis of these developments in the UK. Drawing on evidence from a range of sources, including material from the first national study of user-controlled services, this book: provides a critical evaluation of the development and organisation of user-controlled services in the UK; identifies the principal forces - economic, political and cultural - that influence and inhibit their further development; summarises and discusses the policy implications for the future development of services; and includes an up-to-date and comprehensive literature and research review. "Independent Futures" is an essential reading for academics and students on a range of courses, including: health and social care; social work; allied health professions, such as nursing, occupational therapy and speech therapy; social policy; sociology; and psychology. It will also be of interest to practitioners and policy makers who need a reliable overview of current policy and critical analysis of key issues affecting future policy and practice.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2006
Forfatter Colin Barnes, Geof Mercer Forlag
Policy Press
ISBN 9781861347183 Antall sider 232
Dimensjoner 17,2cm x 24cm x 1,6cm Vekt 399 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Disability: social aspects

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