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Social policy first hand

An international introduction to participatory social welfare

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    Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision.

    A companion volume to Peter Beresford’s bestselling All our welfare, it introduces the voices of different groups of service users, starting from their lived experience. With an impressive list of contributors, this important volume fills a gap in looking at social policy using participatory and inclusive approaches and the use of experiential knowledge in its construction. It will challenge traditional state and market-led approaches to welfare.

    Peter is Professor of Citizen Participation at the University of Essex and Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives, the user led organisation and network. He has authored and edited more than 20 books and many journal articles as well as writing regular columns for the Guardian and the professional press. He has a longstanding track record of work in the field of participation and citizen involvement as academic, service user, researcher, educator and activist.

    Sarah is Associate Professor of Mental Health Research at Middlesex University and Vice-chair of the National Survivor User Network. She holds Honorary Social Policy and Social Care posts at the universities of Birmingham and York, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Sarah has written on her own experiences a long-term user of mental health services as well as general mental health and social care practice and policy.

    Foreword ~ Baroness Ruth Lister


    Introduction ~ Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr


    Part I: Service users and social policy: an introduction


    Challenging Injustice: the importance of collective ownership of social policy ~ Danny Dorling


    Participation and solidarity in a changing welfare state ~ Peter Taylor-Gooby


    Social policy in developing countries: A post-colonial critique and participatory inquiry ~ Sweta Rajan-Rankin


    Advancing sustainability: developing participatory social policy in the context of environmental disasters ~ Margaret Alston


    Social policy and disability ~ Colin Cameron


    A case study of children’s participation in health policy and practice ~ Louca-Mai Brady, Felicity Hathway and Emily Roberts


    Who owns co-production? ~ Sarah Carr


    Part II: Critiquing and reconceiving Beveridge’s ‘five giant evils’: Key areas of British post-war social policy from a lived experience perspective


    Rethinking disabled people’s rights to work and contribute ~ Jane Young


    Talking policy as a patient ~ Anya de Iongh


    ‘We don’t deal with people we deal with bricks and mortar’: a lived experience perspective on UK health and housing policy ~ Alison Cameron


    Education (ignorance) addressing inclusive education: the issues and its importance from a participatory perspective ~ Tara Flood and Navin Kikabhai


    ‘For work, we came here to find work’: migrant Roma employment and the labour of language ~ Colin Clark


    Part III: The contribution of service user knowledges


    Disability policy and lived experience: reflections from regional Australia ~ Kathy Boxall, Adam Johnson, Lawrence Mitting, Suzanne Simpson,
    Stefan Zwickl, Judith Zwickl, Shae Kermit, Luke and Caroline


    Renewing epistemologies: service user knowledge ~ Diana Rose


    Pornography, feminist epistemology and changing public policy ~ Ruth Beresford


    Making social policy internationally: a participatory research perspective ~ Nicola Yeates and Ana B. Amaya


    Part IV: An inclusive life course and developmental approach to social policy


    Disabled children’s lives: an inclusive life course and developmental approach to social policy ~ Mary Wickenden


    Troubled Youth and Troubling Social Policy: Mental Health From a Mad Studies Perspective ~ Lucy Costa


    Disability: an inclusive life course and developmental approach to social policy ~ Emmeline Burdett


    Independent living from a Black Disabled Woman’s perspective ~ Michelle Daley


    Food poverty and the policy context in Ireland ~ Deirdre O’Connor


    Implementing race equality policies in British health and social care: a perspective from experience ~ Hári Sewell


    Participatory approaches to social policy in relation to ageing ~ Sarah Lonbay


    Death, dying and digital stories ~ Lisa Williams, Merryn Gott, Tess Moeke-Maxwell, Stella Black, Shuchi Kothari, Sarina Pearson, Peter James Simpson, Tessa Morgan, Marianne Grbin, Matua Rawiri Wharemate and Whaea Whio Hansen


    Part V: Transforming social policy


    People acting collectively can be powerful ~ Jennie Fleming


    Their participation and ours: competing visions of empowerment ~ Iain Ferguson


    A participatory approach to professional practice ~ Suzy Croft


    Dreams of justice ~ Tina Minkowitz


    Sustainable-participatory social policy ~ Marilyn Palmer


    Participatory social policy in a large EU research project ~ Joe Greener and Michael Lavalette, with Rose Devereaux and members of SUGAH


    Part VI: Campaigning and change


    Section One: Approaches to activism


    'What Is strong, now what is wrong' An interview with Clenton Farquharson MBE


    Participatory social policy and social change: exploring the role of social entrepreneurship linked to forms of social and micro enterprises in the field of social care ~ Barbara Fawcett


    Public duty, whistleblowing and scandal: influences on public policy ~ Kay Sheldon


    Visual: Making the case for single sex mental health wards ~ Kay Sheldon


    'Informed gender practice in acute mental health': when policy makes sense ~ Nicky Lambert


    #JusticeforLB: in search of truth, accountability and justice ~ George Julian and Sara Ryan


    Section Two: The role of online platforms and social media


    Guerilla policy: new platforms for making policy from below ~ Michael Harris


    A Magna Carta for learning disabled people ~ Kaliya Franklin and Gary Bourlet


    Pat’s Petition: The emerging role of social media and the internet ~ Pat Onions and others


    Part VII: Breaking down barriers


    Section One: Inclusion and difference in the formulation and operation of social policy


    "LGBT History Month is a thing!" The story of an equal rights campaign ~ Sue Sanders


    Section Two: user-led approaches to social policy


    Transforming professional training and education - a gap mending approach: The PowerUs European partnership ~ Helen Casey


    Grassroots tackling policy: the making of the 'Spartacus Report' ~ Sam Barnett-Cormack


    Involvement for influence: developing the 4Pi Involvement Standards ~ Sarah Yiannoullou and Alison Faulkner


    Part VIII: Participatory research and evaluation


    From expert to service user: challenging how lived experience is demeaned ~ Michele Moore


    Participatory methodologies involving marginalised perspectives ~ Charlotte Williams


    Developing the evidence to challenge ‘welfare reform’: the road to ‘Cash Not Care’ ~ Mo Stewart


    Service user-controlled research for evidence-based policy making ~ Alison Faulkner


    Participatory citizenship, gender and human trafficking in Nepal ~ Diane Richardson, Nina Laurie, Meena Poudel, Shakti Samuha and Janet Townsend


    Experiential knowledge in mental health policy and legislation: can we ever change the agenda? ~ Jasna Russo


    Conclusion ~ Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr

    “For the first time, this text explores the problems, practicalities and enormous possibilities of participatory social policy at a global level. Essential Reading!” Jon Glasby, Head of the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham

    “This is a wonderful book and a must read! The contributions really enhance our awareness and understanding of the participatory approach in social policy.” Nicholas Ellison, University of York