Neo-Liberal Individualism or Self-Directed Support: Are We All Speaking the Same Language on Modernising Adult Social Care?

Roulstone, Alan and Morgan, Hannah (2009) Neo-Liberal Individualism or Self-Directed Support: Are We All Speaking the Same Language on Modernising Adult Social Care? Social Policy and Society, 8 (03). p. 333. ISSN 1474-7464

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Abstract

This article explores recent developments in the modernisation of adult social care through the lens of changes to English day services. Drawing on wider policy debates, it argues that Disabled Peoples' Movement and governmental ideas on self-directed support, although superficially similar, are growing increasingly apart. It is argued that in the absence of adequate funding and exposure to organisations of disabled people, day service recipients risk moving from a position of enforced collectivism to an enforced individualism characteristic of neo-liberal constructions of economic life.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work and Communities
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 18:39
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 11:23
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5136

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