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Launching Palgrave's Interagency Working in Health and Social Careseries, this book explores the policy and practice which frames work with disabled people. Providing a critical review of the mainstream services available to disabled people, it assesses the successes and failures of interagency working and offers a model for future practice.
SALLY FRENCH is Associate Lecturer at the Open University, UK where she teaches a variety of health and social care and social science courses. She has taught, written, and researched in the area of Disability Studies for many years and has published widely in the field. Her current research interests include the history of disability and the experiences of disabled people in health and social care. Much of her work in the area of Disability Studies has its roots in her earlier work as a care assistant and a physiotherapist and her experiences as a disabled person.
JOHN SWAIN is Professor of Disability and Inclusion at Northumbria University, UK. He has taught and researched in the area of Disability Studies for over thirty years at both Northumbria University and the Open University. John has published widely in this field, particularly co-authoring and co-editing texts with Sally French; and is Executive Editor for the Disability and Society journal. His current research interests include the experiences of disabled people as health and social care service users and the development of participatory research approaches working with disabled people.
Table of Contents
Introduction Modelling Disability and Impairment The Context: From Segregation to Equal Rights Disabled People: Health and Social Care Residential Care Control of Health and Social Care Services by Disabled People Towards a Social Model of Inter-Agency Working User Involvement in Services for Disabled People Disability and Diversity Families and 'Carers' Conclusion