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From Poor Law to community care : the development of welfare services for elderly people 1939-1971

Author: Robin Means; Randall Smith
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Recent community care changes have raised issues about the changing role of the public and voluntary sectors in the provision of social care to elderly people. The purpose of this book is to set these debates in the context of the historical growth of welfare services from 1939 through to 1971.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Means, Robin.
From Poor Law to community care.
Bristol : Policy Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607377868
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Means; Randall Smith
ISBN: 1861340850 9781861340856 1861341091 9781861341099
OCLC Number: 40425158
Notes: Previous ed. published as: The development of welfare services for elderly people. London : Croom Helm, 1985.
Description: vii, 371 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction; Evacuation and elderly people in the Second World War; Civilian morale and elderly people: the emergence of 'reforms' in residential and domiciliary welfare services; The 1948 National Assistance Act and the provision of welfare services for elderly people; Issues in residential care; Avoiding institutional care: the changing role of the state, the family and voluntary organisations; The restructuring of welfare services for elderly people; Community care and older people: reflections on the past, present and future.
Responsibility: Robin Means and Randall Smith.
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