Social policy first hand

An international introduction to participatory social welfare

Edited by Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr

Social policy first hand
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Social policy is often constructed and implemented by people who have little experience of its impact as a service user, but there has been a growing interest in greater public, patient and service user involvement in social policy as both political activity and academic discipline.


Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision.

A companion volume to Peter Beresford’s bestselling All our welfare, it introduces the voices of different groups of service users, starting from their lived experience. With an impressive list of contributors, this important volume fills a gap in looking at social policy using participatory and inclusive approaches and the use of experiential knowledge in its construction. It will challenge traditional state and market-led approaches to welfare.
Peter is Professor of Citizen Participation at the University of Essex and Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives, the user led organisation and network. He has authored and edited more than 20 books and many journal articles as well as writing regular columns for the Guardian and the professional press. He has a longstanding track record of work in the field of participation and citizen involvement as academic, service user, researcher, educator and activist.

Sarah is Associate Professor of Mental Health Research at Middlesex University and Vice-chair of the National Survivor User Network. She holds Honorary Social Policy and Social Care posts at the universities of Birmingham and York, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Sarah has written on her own experiences a long-term user of mental health services as well as general mental health and social care practice and policy.
Foreword ~ Baroness Ruth Lister
Introduction
Part One: Service Users And Social Policy: An introduction
Challenging Injustice: the importance of collective ownership of social policy ~ Danny Dorling
Participation and Solidarity in a Changing Welfare State ~ Peter Taylor-Gooby
Social Policy in Developing Countries: A Post-Colonial Critique and Participatory Inquiry ~ Sweta Rajan-Rankin
Advancing Sustainability: Developing participatory social policy in the context of environmental disasters ~ Margaret Alston
The history of social policy (as political policy) from a disability perspective ~ Colin Cameron
A case study of children’s participation in health policy and practice ~ Louca-Mai Brady
Deconstructing co-production: An opportunity for or a threat to equality and inclusivity? ~ Sarah Carr
Part Two: Critiquing And Reconceiving Beveridge’s ‘Five giant evils’ - Key areas of British post-war social policy from a lived experience perspective
8. Social Security (Want): Rethinking disabled people’s rights to work and contribute ~ Jane Young
9. Health (Disease): Talking Policy As A Patient ~ Anya de Iongh
10. Housing (Squalor) : ‘We don’t deal with people we deal with bricks and mortar’: A lived experience perspective on UK health and housing policy ~ Alison Cameron
11. Education (Ignorance): Addressing inclusive education – the issues and its importance from a participatory perspective ~ Tara Flood
12. Employment (Idleness): ‘For work, we came here to find work’ - Migrant Roma employment and the labour of language ~ Colin Clark
Part Three: The Contribution Of Service User Knowledges
13. Disability policy and lived experience: reflections from regional Australia ~ Kathy Boxall
14. Renewing epistemologies: Service User Knowledge ~ Diana Rose
15. Pornography, feminist epistemology and changing public policy ~ Ruth Beresford
16. Making social policy internationally: a participatory research perspective ~ Ana B. Amaya
Part Four : An Inclusive Life Course And Developmental Approach To Social Policy
17. Childhood: Disabled Children’s Lives ~ Mary Wickenden
18. Disability ~ Emmeline Burdett
19. Troubled Youth and Troubling Social Policy: Mental Health From a Mad Studies Perspective ~ Lucy Costa
20. Equality – Independent Living from a Black Disabled Woman’s perspective ~ Michelle Daley
21. Food poverty and the policy context in Ireland ~ Deirdre O’Connor
22. Ethnicity: Implementing Race Equality Policies in British Health and Social Care: A Perspective from Experience ~ Hari Sewell
23. Participatory approaches to social policy in relation to ageing ~ Sarah Lonbay
24. An Inclusive life course and developmental approach to Death and Dying ~ Lisa Williams
Part Five: Transforming Social Policy
25. People acting together can be powerful (groupwork) ~ Jennie Fleming
26. Their Participation And Ours: Competing visions of empowerment ~ Iain Ferguson
27. A participatory approach to professional practice ~ Suzy Croft
28. Dreams of Justice: Co-producing the UN Convention on the rights of people with disabilities ~ Tina Minkowitz
29. Sustainable-participatory social policy ~ Marilyn Palmer
30. Working with mental health service user groups towards participatory social policy in a large EU research project ~ Joe Greener and Michael Lavalette
Part Six : Campaigning And Change
31. What Is Strong, Now What Is Wrong; An interview with Clenton Farquharson MBE ~Clenton Farquharson
32. Participatory Social Policy and Social Change: Exploring the Role of Social Entrepreneurship linked to Forms of Social and Micro Enterprises in the Field of Social Care ~Barbara Fawcett
33. Public Duty, Whistleblowing and Scandal: influences on public policy ~ Kay Sheldon
34. Visual: Making the case for single sex mental health wards ~ Kay Sheldon
35. Informed Gender Practice in Acute Mental Health: When Policy Makes Sense ~ Nicky Lambert
36. #JusticeforLB; in search of truth, accountability and justice ~ Sara Ryan and George Julian and Sara Ryan
37. Guerilla policy – New platforms for making policy from below ~ Michael Harris
38. ‘A Magna Carta for Learning Disabled People’) ~ Kaliya Franklin and Gary Bourlet
39. Pat’s Petition’: The emerging role of social media and the internet ~ Pat Onions
Part Seven: Breaking Down Barriers
40. ‘LGBT History Month is a thing!’ The story of an equal rights campaign ~Sue Sanders
41. Progressing gender recognition and trans rights in the UK ~ Christine Burns
42. Grass roots tackling policy – the making of the “Spartacus Report” ~ Sam Barnett-Cormack
43. Campaigning and Change: the 4Pi Standards for Involvement ~ Sarah Yiannoullou
44. Transforming professional training and education: A gap mending approach - The PowerUs European Partnership ~ Helen Casey
Part Eight: Research and evaluation
45. From expert to service user: challenging how lived experience is demeaned ~ Michele Moore
46. Participatory methodologies involving marginalized perspectives ~ Charlotte Williams
47. Developing The Evidence To Challenge ‘Welfare Reform’: The road to ‘Cash Not Care’ ~ Mo Stewart
48. Service user controlled research for evidence-based policy making ~ Alison Faulkner
49. Participatory citizenship, gender and human trafficking ~ Diane Richardson
50. Experiential knowledge in mental health policy and legislation: can we ever change the agenda? ~ Jasna Russo
Conclusion ~ Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr;

About the book

Social policy is often constructed and implemented by people who have little experience of its impact as a service user, but there has been a growing interest in greater public, patient and service user involvement in social policy as both political activity and academic discipline.


Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision.

A companion volume to Peter Beresford’s bestselling All our welfare, it introduces the voices of different groups of service users, starting from their lived experience. With an impressive list of contributors, this important volume fills a gap in looking at social policy using participatory and inclusive approaches and the use of experiential knowledge in its construction. It will challenge traditional state and market-led approaches to welfare.

Content

Foreword ~ Baroness Ruth Lister
Introduction
Part One: Service Users And Social Policy: An introduction
Challenging Injustice: the importance of collective ownership of social policy ~ Danny Dorling
Participation and Solidarity in a Changing Welfare State ~ Peter Taylor-Gooby
Social Policy in Developing Countries: A Post-Colonial Critique and Participatory Inquiry ~ Sweta Rajan-Rankin
Advancing Sustainability: Developing participatory social policy in the context of environmental disasters ~ Margaret Alston
The history of social policy (as political policy) from a disability perspective ~ Colin Cameron
A case study of children’s participation in health policy and practice ~ Louca-Mai Brady
Deconstructing co-production: An opportunity for or a threat to equality and inclusivity? ~ Sarah Carr
Part Two: Critiquing And Reconceiving Beveridge’s ‘Five giant evils’ - Key areas of British post-war social policy from a lived experience perspective
8. Social Security (Want): Rethinking disabled people’s rights to work and contribute ~ Jane Young
9. Health (Disease): Talking Policy As A Patient ~ Anya de Iongh
10. Housing (Squalor) : ‘We don’t deal with people we deal with bricks and mortar’: A lived experience perspective on UK health and housing policy ~ Alison Cameron
11. Education (Ignorance): Addressing inclusive education – the issues and its importance from a participatory perspective ~ Tara Flood
12. Employment (Idleness): ‘For work, we came here to find work’ - Migrant Roma employment and the labour of language ~ Colin Clark
Part Three: The Contribution Of Service User Knowledges
13. Disability policy and lived experience: reflections from regional Australia ~ Kathy Boxall
14. Renewing epistemologies: Service User Knowledge ~ Diana Rose
15. Pornography, feminist epistemology and changing public policy ~ Ruth Beresford
16. Making social policy internationally: a participatory research perspective ~ Ana B. Amaya
Part Four : An Inclusive Life Course And Developmental Approach To Social Policy
17. Childhood: Disabled Children’s Lives ~ Mary Wickenden
18. Disability ~ Emmeline Burdett
19. Troubled Youth and Troubling Social Policy: Mental Health From a Mad Studies Perspective ~ Lucy Costa
20. Equality – Independent Living from a Black Disabled Woman’s perspective ~ Michelle Daley
21. Food poverty and the policy context in Ireland ~ Deirdre O’Connor
22. Ethnicity: Implementing Race Equality Policies in British Health and Social Care: A Perspective from Experience ~ Hari Sewell
23. Participatory approaches to social policy in relation to ageing ~ Sarah Lonbay
24. An Inclusive life course and developmental approach to Death and Dying ~ Lisa Williams
Part Five: Transforming Social Policy
25. People acting together can be powerful (groupwork) ~ Jennie Fleming
26. Their Participation And Ours: Competing visions of empowerment ~ Iain Ferguson
27. A participatory approach to professional practice ~ Suzy Croft
28. Dreams of Justice: Co-producing the UN Convention on the rights of people with disabilities ~ Tina Minkowitz
29. Sustainable-participatory social policy ~ Marilyn Palmer
30. Working with mental health service user groups towards participatory social policy in a large EU research project ~ Joe Greener and Michael Lavalette
Part Six : Campaigning And Change
31. What Is Strong, Now What Is Wrong; An interview with Clenton Farquharson MBE ~Clenton Farquharson
32. Participatory Social Policy and Social Change: Exploring the Role of Social Entrepreneurship linked to Forms of Social and Micro Enterprises in the Field of Social Care ~Barbara Fawcett
33. Public Duty, Whistleblowing and Scandal: influences on public policy ~ Kay Sheldon
34. Visual: Making the case for single sex mental health wards ~ Kay Sheldon
35. Informed Gender Practice in Acute Mental Health: When Policy Makes Sense ~ Nicky Lambert
36. #JusticeforLB; in search of truth, accountability and justice ~ Sara Ryan and George Julian and Sara Ryan
37. Guerilla policy – New platforms for making policy from below ~ Michael Harris
38. ‘A Magna Carta for Learning Disabled People’) ~ Kaliya Franklin and Gary Bourlet
39. Pat’s Petition’: The emerging role of social media and the internet ~ Pat Onions
Part Seven: Breaking Down Barriers
40. ‘LGBT History Month is a thing!’ The story of an equal rights campaign ~Sue Sanders
41. Progressing gender recognition and trans rights in the UK ~ Christine Burns
42. Grass roots tackling policy – the making of the “Spartacus Report” ~ Sam Barnett-Cormack
43. Campaigning and Change: the 4Pi Standards for Involvement ~ Sarah Yiannoullou
44. Transforming professional training and education: A gap mending approach - The PowerUs European Partnership ~ Helen Casey
Part Eight: Research and evaluation
45. From expert to service user: challenging how lived experience is demeaned ~ Michele Moore
46. Participatory methodologies involving marginalized perspectives ~ Charlotte Williams
47. Developing The Evidence To Challenge ‘Welfare Reform’: The road to ‘Cash Not Care’ ~ Mo Stewart
48. Service user controlled research for evidence-based policy making ~ Alison Faulkner
49. Participatory citizenship, gender and human trafficking ~ Diane Richardson
50. Experiential knowledge in mental health policy and legislation: can we ever change the agenda? ~ Jasna Russo
Conclusion ~ Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr;
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