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Transforming Adult Social Care: Contemporary Policy and Practiceby Ann Marie Gray
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Written in an accessible style, this book highlights the distinctive aspects of social work policy and practice in Northern Ireland.It will be essential reading for academics and students of social work and social policy in Northern Ireland and a valuable resource for practitioners and policy makers.
With new devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, this book provides a study of developments in the major areas of social policy and a full comparison between the four UK nations.
About the Author
Derek Birrell is professor of social policy at the University of Ulster.
Table of Contents
List of boxes, tables and figures
List of abbreviations
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
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