Bringing together leading writers and researchers in the field, this carefully revised edition continues to offer an exciting blend of the classic and the new. The articles are organised into four sections - Community, Care, Policy and Practice - and cover autobiographical and experiential accounts as well as writings drawn from sociology, psychology, social policy, history, social work and community activism.
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JOANNA BORNAT is Senior Lecturer at the School of Health and Social Welfare and is a researcher and writer on reminiscence, ageing and oral history. She is joint editor of Oral History.
JULIA JOHNSON is Lecturer in the School of Helath and Social Welfare at the Open University. She used to be a social worker and has for many years been involved in teaching, researching and writing on ageing and later life.
CHARMAINE PEREIRA is a freelance consultant. Her work covers such areas as women, work and training, aswell as day care for young children.
DAVID PILGRIM is NHS Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Blackburn, Lancashire, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool.
FIONA WILLIAMS is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Leeds. She has written widely on social policy in relation to social divisions, especially race, gender and learning disability, as well as feminism, postmodernism and social change. Her recent research and publications have focused upon welfare research, masculinities and comparative social policy.
Reviews of the first edition: 'The chapters cover a huge variety of issues and perspectives. Some contributions focus upon new areas of interest (such as markets, contracts and care management), others concentrate upon some of the social building blocks of community care (such as relatives, friends and neighbours), while yet others look at specific areas of interest including mental health, 'normalisation' and elderly people. All of this adds up to a genuinely interdisciplinary taster.' - Health Service Journal 'As a source of up-to-date information on a breadth of related subjects, the book is a valuable reference for students. As a handy update for practitioners with an interest in some of the classic and latest thinking on community care issues, it offers endless stimulation...' - Nursing Times
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