This book offers a comprehensive evaluation of community care strategies within the context of government social policy, and assesses the recent shifts of political power from Conservative to Labour towards the end of the century. Unlike the majority of texts in the field of community care, it makes explicit the historical, philosophical, social and political inter-connections, and therefore provides an in-depth understanding of changing policy issues for students, practicioners and managers in health and social care.

part |107 pages

Social Policies in Health and Social Care

chapter |23 pages

A History of Community Care

chapter |27 pages

Health Services and Community Care Policy

part |102 pages

User Groups and Community Care

chapter |19 pages

Elderly Persons and Community Care

chapter |14 pages

Women and Community Care

chapter |14 pages

Minority Ethnic Groups and Community Care

chapter |7 pages

Summary and Conclusions