Given the increasing shift of care from state residential services to community-based support, this book examines the complex geographies of family caregiving for young adults with intellectual disabilities. It traces how family ’carers’ are directly and indirectly affected by a broad array of law and policy, including family policy, disability legislation, and health and community care restructuring policy. Each of these has material and institutional effects and is premised on the discourses, ideologies, and interactions in the state over time. Focusing on the welfare models of England, the US and Ireland, this book compares the welfare ideologies in each country and examines how the specific historical, cultural, and political contexts give rise to different landscapes of care and disability. Further, the book explores the unique lifeworlds of family carers of young adults with intellectual disability within the broader landscape of care in which they are situated.

chapter 1|12 pages


part |2 pages

Part I Concepts of Care

chapter 2|12 pages

Family Care

chapter 3|22 pages

Welfare and Care

part |2 pages

Part II Comparative Perspectives in the Development of care

chapter 4|34 pages

Carer’s Policy in England

chapter 5|32 pages

Caregiver’s Policy in the United States

chapter 6|38 pages

Carer’s Policy in Ireland

part |2 pages

Part III Life Within the Landscape

chapter 7|32 pages

Regional Allocation of Irish Care Policy

chapter 8|24 pages

Socio-spatial Experiences of Carers

chapter 9|8 pages