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Neo-Liberal individualism or self-directed support : are we all speaking the same language on modernising adult social care.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>07/2009
<mark>Journal</mark>Social Policy and Society
Issue number3
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)333-345
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This article explores recent developments in the modernisation of adult social care through the lens of changes to English day services. Drawing on wider policy debates, it argues that Disabled Peoples’ Movement and governmental ideas on self-directed support, although superficially similar, are growing increasingly apart. It is argued that in the absence of adequate funding and exposure to organisations of disabled people, day service recipients risk moving from a position of enforced collectivism to an enforced individualism characteristic of neo-liberal constructions of economic life.

Bibliographic note

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=SPS The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Social Policy and Society, 8 (3), pp 333-345 2009, © 2009 Cambridge University Press.