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A vision for social justice
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In an era of ongoing economic failures, as governments cut support to the poorest, the richest continue to get richer and those in-between are squeezed by rising costs and flagging incomes, the challenges for social cohesion – and for social justice – seem overwhelming. As inequality increases, it can become harder to empathise with life experiences far removed from our own, particularly when fuelled by a sense of injustice. Our samenesses and our differences can remain unseen, unvalued or misunderstood.

In this ambitious, wide-ranging book, the author sets out a vision for social justice as ‘inclusive equality’, where barriers to equality and inclusion are removed to the maximum extent possible while preserving and strengthening social cohesion. Weaving together themes from the theoretical literatures on social justice, poverty, discrimination and social exclusion, she explores relationships between equality, diversity and inclusion - a novel approach that reveals clear, practical implications for the design and delivery of social policy.

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235 ELEVEN Inclusive housing Caroline Holland and Sheila M. Peace Introduction In this book the contributors have looked at various ways in which living environments can be designed, arranged and supported so that people in later life can maintain autonomy and remain connected with communities. Until recently, most studies about older people’s housing have concentrated on issues of independence and the ability of individuals to maintain themselves, with assistance if necessary, in their own homes or in ‘homely care in the community’ (DoH, 1989). Concerns about

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Innovative approaches

The housing problems of older people in our society are highly topical because of the growing number of retired people in the population and, especially, the yet-to-come increasing number of ‘very old’ people. Government policies on the care of older people have been forthcoming from Whitehall, but the issue of housing is just beginning to be seriously addressed.

This book represents a first attempt at bringing together people from the worlds of architecture, social science and housing studies to look at the future of living environments for an ageing society. Projecting thinking into the future, it asks critical questions and attempts to provide some of the answers. It uniquely moves beyond the issues of accommodation and care to look at the wider picture of how housing can reflect the social inclusion of people as they age.

Inclusive housing in an ageing society will appeal to a wide audience - housing, health and social care workers including: housing officers, architects, planners and designers, community regeneration workers, care managers, social workers and social care assistants, registered managers and housing providers, health improvement staff and, of course, current and future generations of older people.

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Place-based innovation for a bounded planet
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Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. This engaging book rejects this gloomy prognosis and argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban future in accordance with progressive values – advancing social justice, promoting care for the environment and bolstering community empowerment.

This international and comparative book, written by an experienced author, shows how inspirational civic leaders are making a major difference in cities across the world. The analysis provides practical lessons for local leaders and a significant contribution to thinking on public service innovation for anyone who wants to change urban society for the better.

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155 SIX Inclusive policy processes Introduction This chapter draws on themes arising from previous discussion and explores their implications for the way in which social policy is designed and delivered, if it is to enable people to realise capabilities. This seems likely to entail removing social barriers, increasing people’s resources and/or reducing their resource requirements. It was previously suggested that the outcome of one process becomes the starting point for the next. Processes may not be best viewed as merely the means to achieving an end

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105 Inclusive policy making SIx inclusive policy making Catherine Bochel and Angela Evans This chapter examines ‘modern’, ‘inclusive’ approaches to policy making, considering in particular what is embraced by these concepts, the degree to which they are significantly different from previous approaches to policy making, and the extent to which it is possible to identify impacts on policy making and policy outcomes. It does this through: • a consideration of the main types/methods of policy making that government have identified as being associated with

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33 THREE Inclusive democracy and social movements In Chapter Two we discussed the way in which the discourse of public participation has evolved within public policy in the UK and beyond, and described the way in which the practice of participation has developed in relation to this. In this chapter we consider other influences on these processes of democratisation. First, we discuss how concerns about the way in which public services are managed and governed, and about the decline of political participation through voting, have led to an advocacy of more

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Social work and social care continue to face an unprecedented period of challenge and uncertainty, requiring the development of leadership capabilities at every level of the workforce as well as in the community. This critical and reflexive book looks closely at the pivotal but demanding role that leadership and management play in promoting social work and social care. It focuses particularly on the value that is potentially created when the human relationships between people delivering and people using public services are effective, and the conditions are present to nourish confidence, inspire self-esteem, unlock potential and erode inequality. Aimed at new, aspiring and experienced managers, and senior practitioners, it draws on a range of disciplines not typically found in social work and social care and encourages readers to broaden their examination of leadership in areas such as the design of organisations, the role of service users in leadership practice and the phenomena of dignity within the context of organisational culture and dignity.

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189 EIGHT Education and skills for inclusive growth Marius R. Busemeyer Introduction and motivation Policies about education and skill formation occupy a central place in the social investment paradigm (Morel et al, 2012: 2). Policymakers and scholars alike emphasise the potential of education to contribute to a more egalitarian society by supporting the labour market integration of young people as well as to boost the productive potential of the labour force in service-oriented knowledge economies (see, for example, Bonoli, 2013; Hemerijck, 2013; Morel

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251 ELEVEN Social protection, social investment and inclusive development James Midgley The concept of social investment now features prominently in Western and especially European social policy literature. As discussed earlier in this book, social investment is believed to comprise a new paradigm that offers a dynamic alternative to the traditional ‘welfare state’ and its emphasis on social services and income benefits. Instead, the new ‘social investment state’ prioritises interventions that directly link welfare and the economy, promote productive

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