Social Policy, Service Users and Carers: Lived Experiences and Perspectives (Paperback)

Social Policy, Service Users and Carers: Lived Experiences and Perspectives By Clive Sealey (Editor), Joy Fillingham (Editor), Peter Unwin (Editor) Cover Image

Social Policy, Service Users and Carers: Lived Experiences and Perspectives (Paperback)

By Clive Sealey (Editor), Joy Fillingham (Editor), Peter Unwin (Editor)

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This textbook provides a greater understanding of the lived effect that social policies have on service users and carers. While service user and carer involvement has become more and more prominent in social policy over recent years, it is rarely the case that the perspectives of service users and carers goes beyond consultation to truly meaningful involvement and co-production. This book is unique in that it has ten substantive co-produced chapters with service users and carers who have direct lived experiences of social policies. The chapters include lived experiences of direct payments, domestic violence and abuse, looked after children, being a foster carer, receiving long term health and social care, welfare to work, mental health, the transition to leaving care and being a carer.
The ground-breaking textbook draws on these lived experiences to highlight key lessons that are relevant to social policy, and will provide an impetus towards changes to make such polices better support service users and carers. We hope that this book will inspire academics, policy makers, students and practitioners but, most importantly, it will encourage service users and carers to come forward with their own narratives to further shape social policy.
Clive Sealey is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Theory at the University of Worcester, UKJoy Fillingham is Lecturer in Department of Social Work and Social Care, University of Birmingham, UKPeter Unwin is Principal Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Worcester, UK
Product Details ISBN: 9783030698751
ISBN-10: 3030698750
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 13th, 2022
Pages: 226
Language: English