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Mental Health Services and Community Care

A Critical History

By Ian Cummins

Published

24 Apr 2020

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447350590

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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Published

24 Apr 2020

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447350644

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    This critical interdisciplinary study charts the modern history of mental health services, reflects upon the evolution of care in communities and considers the most effective policies and practices for the future.

    Starting with the development of community care in the 1960s, Cummins explores the political, economic and bureaucratic factors behind the changes and crises in mental health social care since, returning to those roots to identify progressive principles that can pave a sustainable pathway forward.

    This is a ground-breaking contribution to debates about the role, values and future of community care and is vital reading for students, teachers and researchers in the field of social work and mental health.

    Ian Cummins is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Society at the University of Salford.

    Introduction

    Community care: a brief overview

    The asylum and the community

    Inquiries

    Deinstitutionalisation and the penal state

    Reform or revolution: mental health legislation and the development of community care

    International perspectives

    Neoliberalism, advanced marginality and mental health

    Conclusion