Disability Politics and Community Care
Mark Priestley addresses the relationship between the politics of disability and community care policies. Guided by his direct work with representatives of the disabled people's movement, he argues that although the ideas behind social policy and practice have started to reflect values such as participation, integration and equality, the current policy and its implementation often undermine those goals. Community care' still contributes to the view of disabled people as dependent and different, thus reinforcing their social exclusion and marginalisation. Disability Politics and Community Care encourages health and welfare professionals and policy makers to start working much more closely with disabled people themselves. Priestley argues that involving disabled people in the design and production of their own welfare will break down the disabling boundary between service provider' and user' and will result in the reality of integrated living. He presents practical suggestions for the changes necessary for the proposed reorganisation of service provision which will re-define direct work with disabled people.
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agencies agenda analysis approach argues assessment Audit Commission authorities Barnes challenge choice citizenship Coalition community care policy concerned context contracting cultural DCDP DCIL DCIL's Department of Health Derbyshire direct payments disabled people's movement disabled people's organisations disabling values discourse dominant emphasise established example experience Finkelstein framework funding groups ideological impairment implementation important independent living independent/integrated living integrated living integration and equality issues Jenny Morris Kestenbaum legislation marketisation medicalisation Mike Oliver model of disability movement for independent/integrated non-disabled Oliver oppression outcomes package participation peer support personal assistance schemes Personal Support Service political Priestley provider organisations purchasing quality measurement quasi-market recognise relationships response role sector segregation self-managed personal assistance service provision service users Similarly social model social movements social relations social services departments Social Services Inspectorate specific staff Street level bureaucracy structures suggests Tom Shakespeare user involvement welfare production Zarb