This collection focuses on the relationship between social care, community and citizenship, linking them in a way relevant to both policy and practice. It explores key concepts, policies, issues and relationships and draws on contrasting illustrations from England and Scotland. The authors examine the ethics of care exploring the theoretical and moral complexities for both those receiving and those delivering care. The book also incorporates practice-based chapters on anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, community capacity to care, black and minority ethnic care, volunteering, befriending and home care and provides international comparisons and perspectives with chapters from Sweden, Germany and Japan.
"Overall, 'Care, Community and Citizenship' offers a rich and coherent picture of the additionality that can be gained from locally based care..." Urban Studies Journal, Vol 45:8, 2008
"At a time when Britain's care services are searching for ways of responding to the needs of increasing numbers of vulnerable people living in communities, this important publication opens up new options. Under the expert guidance of the editors, readers are offered a rich selection of contributions, along with a welcome international perspective - a reminder of the need for policymakers to engage more substantially with the 'community' tag of community care." Paul Henderson, Community Development Consultant
Susan Balloch is Professor of Health and Social Care and Director of the Health and Social Policy Research Centre at the University of Brighton. Previously she was policy director for the National Institute of Social Work, anti-poverty officer for the Association of Metropolitan Authorities and a lecturer in social policy at Goldsmiths College.
Michael Hill is a Visiting Professor in the Health and Social Policy Research Centre, University of Brighton, and at Queen Mary College, University of London. He is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Newcastle.
Introduction ~ Susan Balloch and Michael Hill; The role of community in care ~ Michael Hill; Care, community and citizenship in the UK ~ Susan Balloch; Care, community and citizenship in Scotland ~ Alison Petch; Participation, citizenship and a feminist ethic of care ~ Marian Barnes; Ethical dilemmas of front-line regeneration workers ~ Marjorie Mayo, Paul Hoggett and Chris Miller; Citizenship and care for people with dementia: values and approaches ~ Tula Brannelly; Rough justice, enforcement or support: young people and their families in the community ~ Dawn E. Stephens and Peter Squires; Survivors of domestic violence, community and care ~ Paula Wilcox; Promoting choice and control: black and minority ethnic communities' experience of social care in Britain ~ Jabeer Butt; Community care development: developing the capacity of local communities to respond to their own support and care needs ~ Deborah Quilgars; Neighbourhood Care Scheme: the 'Coronation Street' model of community care ~ Marylynn Fyvie-Gauld and Sean de Podesta; Challenging stigma and combatting social exclusion through befriending ~ Bill McGowan and Claire Jowitt; Paid care workers in the community: an Australian study ~ Jane Mears; The care of older people in Sweden ~ Christina Hjorth Aronsson; From old to new forms of civic engagement: communities and care in Germany ~ Frank Boenker; The social care systems for older people in Japan and the role of informal care: the Long Term Care Insurance five years on ~ Michihiko Tokoro; Conclusion ~ Susan Balloch and Michael Hill.