Independent Lives?: Community Care and Disabled People

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Pub Date: 14/12/1993
ISBN: 9780333593738
Availability: In stock
Quick overview Combining a disability rights and a feminist perspective, and based on in-depth interviews with disabled people in a range of circumstances, this book explores the experience of receiving help with daily living activities. In so doing, Morris challenges the rhetoric of community care policies.
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'...this book makes a cogent yet impassioned argument that the discourse of care and caring is inappropriate...It deserves to be widely read, discussed and acted upon.' - Journal of Gender Studies;'The author...has produced a piece of research that not only needs to be read and acted upon by as many people as possible, but which is written in a style that is digestible and enjoyable to read.' - Jim Thomas, Nursing Times;'This is the clearest, most compelling book on what disabled people want from 'community care' that I have ever read, is destined to become one of the most influential pieces of writing in this area.' - S. Baldwin, Director, Social Policy Research Unit, York 'This is an important study which examines independent living both as the expressed wish of disabled people and as a central objective of Government policy...Let's hope all those involved in community care don't just read it but make sure it changes their provision and practice.' - Michael Oliver, Professor of Disability Studies, University of Greenwich 'This is quite simply a marvellous text. It will boost the morale of disabled people, and widen the thinking of non-disabled policy-makers and professional

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