Service User and Carer Participation in Social Work by Janet Warren

By Janet Warren

This can be the 1st textual content to envision the imperative components of carrier consumer involvement and participation throughout either grownup and kid's companies. A priceless studying source, it attracts jointly info from study, provider clients, carers and practitioners throughout either teams. furthermore, it provides an summary of the categorical wisdom, angle and talents that social employees desire for education at qualifying point and integrates concept with facts to notify daily social paintings perform. moreover, case reviews and actions inspire mirrored image and the appliance of this data to perform occasions.

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1 may not have been as easy as it may have seemed at first sight. Indeed, you may have thought of only a few factors, but don’t worry if this is the case. The origins and development of service user and carer involvement are, as we are beginning to see, complex, and relate to a number of social and political changes that have occurred, both nationally and internationally, during the past 60 years. These include the following. ● The development of new philosophies – the emergence of normalisation and social models of disability which emphasise people’s rights and participation (Beresford, 1994).

In particular, the origins and development of service user participation need to be understood within the context of the development of movements of health and social care service users and their carers, to which we will now turn our attention. QXD 18/6/07 12:18 Page 35 Chapter 2 Origins and development of service user and carer involvement and participation The emergence of service users’ and carers’ movements Although little research has been published on the history of the service users’ and carers’ movements in the United Kingdom, service users, carers and their organisations have recently started to produce their own histories in professional publications, mainstream print and on their own websites (see, for example, Campbell, 1996, 2006; Dybwad and Bersani, 1996; Carers UK, 2002).

Some of the barriers that have been identified to date include the following. ● People, such as those in poverty, not being aware that they have a right to a say (ATD Fourth World, 2000, cited in Carr, 2004, p22) about decisions that affect their own lives. ● People, such as those with a terminal condition, not wishing to associate themselves publicly with their illness, and/or join national or local groups or associations, and so becoming ‘socially invisible’ to policy-makers and planners (Small and Rhodes, 2001).

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