173 NINE Social insurance for individualised disability support: implementing the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Christiane Purcal, Karen R. Fisher and Ariella Meltzer Introduction Australia is implementing an ambitious new approach to individualised disability support based on a social insurance model. In a world first, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is funded through a levy on income and general taxation and gives Australians with disability an entitlement to social service support. It does not affect access to
29 2 Disability and austerity: the perfect storm of attacks on social rights Kirstein Rummery Introduction Social rights can be conceptualised as the enforceable choice to access resources to meet your needs. Marshall maintained that social rights distributed through the welfare state were an important measure of a mature citizenship-based society, after political and civil rights (Marshall, 1950). Since its inception, disabled people have had an uneasy relationship with the welfare state as the means of distributing these resources. On the one hand, the
85 FIVE ‘Revolutionising’ care for people with learning difficulties? The Labour government’s Learning Disabilities Strategy1 Carol Walker In March 2001 the Secretary of State for Health, Alan Milburn, launched the first major strategy aimed at “radically improving the life chances of people with learning disabilities for 30 years” (DoH, 2001a, p 1). The White Paper, Valuing people: A new strategy for learning disability for the 21st century (DoH, 2001b), was launched following a consultation with a range of professionals, service users and family carers and
This edition brings together specially commissioned reviews of key areas of social policy and considers a range of current issues within the field.
The book contains invaluable research, including discussions on modern slavery, childcare and social justice and welfare chauvinism, as well as a chapter centred on the Grenfell Tower fire. Bringing together the insights of a diverse group of experts in social policy, this book examines critical debates in the field in order to offer an informed review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past year.
Published in association with the SPA, the volume will be of interest to students and academics in social policy, social welfare and related disciplines.
Published in association with the SPA, Social Policy Review 27 draws together international scholarship at the forefront of addressing concerns that emphasise both the breadth of social policy analysis, and the expanse of issues with which it is engaged.
Contributions to this edition focus on the effects of financialisation on services and care provision, policies to address deficiencies in housing and labour markets, and ways in which the study of social policy may need to develop to respond to its changing material concerns.
A themed section explores the place of comparative welfare modelling in the context of change over the last quarter of a century to consider where scholarship has been and where it might be going.
Bringing together the voices of leading experts in the field, this edition offers an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past year.
The book considers a range of current issues and critical debates in UK and international social policy field. It contains vital research, including discussions on the changing landscape of occupational as well as corporate welfare in the UK, the continuing impact of austerity on various social policy areas and the challenges currently faced by the NHS.
Published in association with the SPA, this comprehensive analysis of the current state of social policy will be of interest to students and academics in social policy, social welfare and related disciplines.
Drawing together a mix of internationally renown contributors, Social Policy Review 28 provides an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship.
With specially commissioned reviews of pensions, health care, conditionality and housing this book examines important debates in the field. A themed section on personalised budgets examines the introduction and consequences of personalisation of funding from the perspectives of the UK, Australia and Norway and considers the impact of such funding on vulnerable groups such as the elderly and the homeless.
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Social Policy Review 14 continues the tradition of providing a different style and approach to policy issues from that found in most academic journals and books. Chapters have been purposely chosen to review a varied and interesting selection of social policy developments in Britain and internationally, and to set current policy developments in a broader context of key trends and debates.
The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has made the annual Social Policy Review even more critical than before.
This comprehensive volume addresses critical debates throughout the international social policy field over the past year with a key focus on responses to COVID-19 and implications for social policy. Expert contributors address important issues including foodbanks, caring for older family members, lockdowns around the globe, gender, technology and migration during a pandemic.
Published in association with the Social Policy Association, this annual review is fundamental reading for students and academics in social policy, social welfare and related disciplines.
Experts review the leading social policy scholarship from the past year in this comprehensive volume.
Published in association with the Social Policy Association, the latest volume in this long-running series addresses current issues and critical debates throughout the international social policy field with a particular focus on employment policy, housing policy and climate justice. Contributors also explore key developments including researching during the COVID-19 pandemic, migrants’ access to social benefits in Germany, the right(s) to healthcare in Italy, American and European homelessness policies and much more.
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