Welfare: Needs, Rights, and Risks
Welfare: Needs, Rights and Risks addresses the question of how people get access to social welfare in the UK today. It explores the public, political and professional definitions, constructions and conflicts about who should receive social welfare and under what conditions. In a period during which the rationing, targeting and selective provision of welfare have become more significant, more visible and more disputed, this book examines how individuals and groups come to be defined as in need, at risk or deserving of welfare.
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adults allocation Aneurin Bevan argued assessment Audit Commission behaviour benefit British carers cent Chapter child abuse ChildLine Children Act 1989 children in need children's rights citizenship community care policy concept of need concerned considered contested court crime custody debate decisions defined delinquency demand detention centres disabled discourses effect employment evidence-based medicine example Extract gender groups health authorities health service HMSO hospital individual institutions intervention issues juvenile King's Fund labour learning difficulties legislation living London migrants National Health National Health Service Open University parents particular patients person Peter Draper political population post-war welfare poverty priority problems procedures professional protection QALY rationing reform relationships residential responsibility risk role seen single mothers social construction social policy social security social services departments social workers society treatment underclass users welfare provision welfare services women young offenders youth justice