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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Working with Disabled People in Policy and Practice

A social model

ISBN 9780230580787
Publication Date December 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Interagency Working in Health and Social Care

Part of Palgrave's Interagency Working in Health and Social Care series, 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 andoffers a model for future practice.

SALLY FRENCH is Associate Lecturer at the Open University, UKwhere 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 hastaught and researched in the area of Disability Studies for over thirty years at both Northumbria University and the Open University.John haspublished 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.

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'


"A very timely, accessible and thought-provoking text. The interagency focus is highly relevant and complements the field of disability studies and beyond." - Joanne Stead, Senior Lecturer, BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, University of Huddersfield, UK
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