Community Care in Perspective

Care, Control and Citizenship

  • John Welshman
  • Jan Walmsley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Jan Walmsley, John Welshman
      Pages 1-13
  3. Ideology and Ideas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
  4. Organisations and Structures

  5. The UK Experience in International Context

  6. Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Katherine Owen, Sue Ledger
      Pages 159-172
    3. Sheena Rolph
      Pages 173-186
    4. Duncan Mitchell, John Welshman
      Pages 187-200
    5. Dorothy Atkinson, Sheena Rolph
      Pages 201-218
    6. Liz Tilley
      Pages 219-232
    7. John Welshman, Jan Walmsley
      Pages 233-241
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 242-278

About this book


This cohesive collection fills a major gap in medical and social history by offering a detailed account of community provision for so-called 'vulnerable adults' in the UK from 1948-2005. It examines key issues such as charity versus rights, the role of the market in care provision and the changing construction of social categories.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Welshman
    • 1
  • Jan Walmsley
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Health ResearchLancaster UniversityUK
  2. 2.School of Health and Social WelfareThe Open UniversityUK

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