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Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion

Better Days

Edited by Chris Clark

Quick Overview

Placing adult day services within the whole spectrum of social provision, the contributors to this book explore their complementary role alongside field social work, health care, domiciliary services and supported accommodation. Professionals in all sectors of social care will find it an essential guide to the provision of an effective day service.
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2001, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 240pp
ISBN: 978-1-85302-887-8
£25.00
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Available as an ebook from these retailers. eISBN: 978-1-84642-283-6

Description

Placing adult day services within the whole spectrum of social provision and support, the contributors to this key text explore their complementary role alongside field social work, health care, domiciliary services and supported accommodation. Focusing on how to meet the diverse needs of service users rather than on the running of 'day centres', they highlight the importance of this sector in contributing to social inclusion.

The book is divided into two parts: the first looks at existing policy, including users' feedback, and the second part outlines the practical applications of both theory and policy, illustrated with case studies. Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion examines services for people experiencing old age, learning disabilities, mental health problems or physical disability, and those socially excluded by unemployment, poverty, homelessness or crime. Policy makers, service managers, care workers and social care professionals in all sectors of adult health and social care will find this an essential guide to the provision of an effective day service.

Reviews

'This book [provides] definitions, analysis of policy as it relates to different service user groups, and case studies of innovation and development. It also demonstrates the kinds of research questions that need to be asked and, above all, it unifies the idea of day services by harnessing it to policies for social inclusion.'
- Journal of Social Work

'A valuable resource for all those who are taking stock and getting ready to move towards more inclusive, person-centred services'
- Journal of Interprofessional Care

'This is a well-written and valuable volume which does go some way towards addressing the huge gap in research based evidence for the provision of effective day services, and it will be of interest to many managers concerned with the commissioning and provision of these services.'
- Research Policy and Planning

'Adult Day services... is a helpful collection which aims to bring readers up to date on how day services for adult users are modernising by focusing on social inclusion'
- Community Care Magazine

'Moving away from the traditional "day centre" model Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion covers services for older people, people with learning disabilities, people with mental health problems and those who are homeless, vulnerable or insecurely housed … Given the lack of text and books written related to day services this book should be a welcome addition to the libraries of day service planners, managers and social care professionals'
- Social Caring

Authors

Edited by: Chris Clark