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The future of social care, from problem to rights-based sustainable solution, Peter Beresford (OBE, Visiting Professor, University of East Anglia and Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives, UK) and Colin Slasberg (Independent Researcher and Consultant in Social Care, UK)

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The future of social care, from problem to rights-based sustainable solution, Peter Beresford (OBE, Visiting Professor, University of East Anglia and Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives, UK) and Colin Slasberg (Independent Researcher and Consultant in Social Care, UK)
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The future of social care
Nature of contents
bibliographydictionaries
Oclc number
13911447131394112475
Responsibility statement
Peter Beresford (OBE, Visiting Professor, University of East Anglia and Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives, UK) and Colin Slasberg (Independent Researcher and Consultant in Social Care, UK)
Sub title
from problem to rights-based sustainable solution
Summary
"In the face of major global demographic change, social care policy and practice are in urgent need of radical reform and reassessment. Rising poverty, inequality and pressure on local communities internationally, are also increasing the urgent need for reform. Drawing on the crisis-ridden UK experience as a case-study, this highly original book identifies the limits of the traditional welfare state in taking forward policy for the twenty-first century. The proposals amount to a renewed approach to social care, based on the philosophy of independent living as originally developed by the international disabled people's movement and subsequently embodied in a United Nations treaty applicable to all in need of care and support. Despite wide international sign up since adoption in 2008 there is little evidence of any nation successfully delivering. For the first time, this book offers both a blueprint for an environmentally sustainable, rights-based approach to social care and a practical route to achieving it"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Contents: Foreword / David Brindle -- Introduction to the future of social care -- Part I. Social care in the uk: How it works and how it got here -- 1. Social care: The policy progress forgot -- 2. Sowing the seeds of dysfunction: The 1948 settlement -- 3. Rising awareness and falling achievement -- 4. The modern era, Part one: The truth about eligibility -- 5. The modern era, Part two: Smoke, mirrors and elixirs -- 6. The social care funding fiasco -- Part II. An agenda for social care change -- 7. Towards person-centred practice -- 8. A paradigm for an international approach to a rights-based system -- 9. Blueprint for a person-centred system to deliver the rights-based paradigm -- 10. Resistance to change -- Part III. A changing world driving change in social care -- 11. Renewing social care -- 12. Towards sustainable social care and independent living -- Index -- References
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