This book provides an applied, interdisciplinary approach to an understanding of the key social determinants of health, essential at a time of increasing inequalities and reductions in existing NHS services and local authority budgets.
A person’s health and wellbeing is influenced by a spectrum of socioeconomic, cultural, living and working conditions, social and community networks and lifestyle choices. Based on the ‘rainbow model’ of the social determinants of health, chapters from experts in a wide range of disciplines examine the key factors which can lead to poor quality of life, homelessness and reduced mortality.
Featuring practitioner, academic and commentator experiences, and clear case studies, this book will enable researchers, front-line workers, managers, service commissioners and politicians to identify and employ the most appropriate health, social and economic interventions to support those at the edge of the community, and the promotion of their inclusion in society.
Current policy encourages ‘partnerships’ - between statutory organisations and professionals; public and private sectors; with voluntary organisations and local communities. But is this collaborative discourse really as distinctive as the Labour Government claims? How far do contemporary partnerships exemplify an approach to governing which is based on networks (as distinct from hierarchies and markets)?
Partnerships, New Labour and the governance of welfare:
provides an up-to-date critical analysis of partnerships;
addresses the highly topical theme of ‘partnerships’ as the means of achieving joined-up government;
presents empirical evidence from a wide range of welfare partnerships;
examines the relationships between local welfare partnerships and the management of those partnerships by central government;
reveals the imbalance of power which characterises many contemporary partnerships.
It is essential reading for academics and students of contemporary social and public policy and for those with an interest in networks and other theories of welfare governance.
, this article highlights reasons for divergent scores between volunteers and
staff and the improvements that can be made to a volunteer programme’s effectiveness as a
result of measurement.
key words volunteer programme assessment • evaluatingvolunteers
• volunteer programme benefits • volunteer programme challenges
While paid staff are often necessary to manage and fulfil non-profit organisations’
contractual obligations, volunteers remain essential to many organisations in the sector.
Situating volunteering within the dominant non
what to do. The article moves away from accounts that
treat emotions either as merely subjective or as only a product of social conventions. It discusses
how volunteers’ emotions are evaluative feelings about the nature of their voluntary tasks and
roles, their social relationships with fellow volunteers, and their orientation to the world. It also
explores how social positions can affect emotions.
key words emotions • evaluations • volunteering • social positions
To cite this article: Sanghera, B. (2018) Emotions as evaluative judgements: understanding
• Recruit volunteers.
• Interview potential volunteers to screen out undesirable volunteers and to match
volunteers with suitable assignments.
• Hold an initial orientation and training programme for volunteers.
• Give follow-up training and professional development opportunities.
• Keep records of volunteer hours and activities.
• Supervise and communicate frequently with volunteers.
• Evaluatevolunteers’ individual performance and evaluate the volunteer
programme as a whole.
• Recognise volunteers’ contributions.
This section reports 11 best
needs through to implementation
• Volunteer and peer approaches: where approaches focus on
enhancing individuals’ capabilities to provide advice, information
and support, or to organise activities around health and well-being
in their or other communities.
• Access to community resources: where approaches connect people
to community resources, practical help, group activities and
volunteering opportunities to meet health needs and increase social
The report (Public Health England and NHS England, 2015),
which was underpinned by a
• High standards of governance
• Quality standards
• Effective cross-sector relations
• User involvement
• Annual review
2. Consultation/policy • User/volunteer involvement
3. Funding • Effective organisation
• Effective monitoring/evaluation
• Volunteer involvement in services
Partnerships with the voluntary sector: can Compacts work?
development (Craig et al, 1999; Craig, 2001; see also Chapter Nine). Most
inter-sectoral partnerships are neither adequately resourced nor prepared to
become learning and change systems. They are more equipped to