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

Social Security (Want): Rethinking disabled people’s rights to work and contribute ~ Jane Young

Health (Disease): Talking Policy As A Patient ~ Anya de Iongh

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

Education (Ignorance): Addressing inclusive education – the issues and its importance from a participatory perspective ~ Tara Flood

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

Disability policy and lived experience: reflections from regional Australia ~ Kathy Boxall

Renewing epistemologies: Service User Knowledge ~ Diana Rose

Pornography, feminist epistemology and changing public policy ~ Ruth Beresford

Making social policy internationally: a participatory research perspective ~ Ana B. Amaya & Nicola Yeates

Part Four : An Inclusive Life Course And Developmental Approach To Social Policy

Childhood: Disabled Children’s Lives ~ Mary Wickenden

Disability ~ Emmeline Burdett

Troubled Youth and Troubling Social Policy: Mental Health From a Mad Studies Perspective ~ Lucy Costa

Equality – Independent Living from a Black Disabled Woman’s perspective ~ Michelle Daley

Food poverty and the policy context in Ireland ~ Deirdre O’Connor

Ethnicity: Implementing Race Equality Policies in British Health and Social Care: A Perspective from Experience ~ Hari Sewell

Participatory approaches to social policy in relation to ageing ~ Sarah Lonbay

An Inclusive life course and developmental approach to Death and Dying ~ Lisa Williams

Part Five: Transforming Social Policy

People acting together can be powerful (groupwork) ~ Jennie Fleming

Their Participation And Ours: Competing visions of empowerment ~ Iain Ferguson

A participatory approach to professional practice ~ Suzy Croft

Dreams of Justice: Co-producing the UN Convention on the rights of people with disabilities ~ Tina Minkowitz

Sustainable-participatory social policy ~ Marilyn Palmer

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

What Is Strong, Now What Is Wrong; An interview with Clenton Farquharson MBE ~ Clenton Farquharson

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

Public Duty, Whistleblowing and Scandal: influences on public policy ~ Kay Sheldon

Visual: Making the case for single sex mental health wards ~ Kay Sheldon

Informed Gender Practice in Acute Mental Health: When Policy Makes Sense ~ Nicky Lambert

#JusticeforLB; in search of truth, accountability and justice ~ Sara Ryan and George Julian and Sara Ryan

Guerilla policy – New platforms for making policy from below ~ Michael Harris

‘A Magna Carta for Learning Disabled People’) ~ Kaliya Franklin and Gary Bourlet

Pat’s Petition’: The emerging role of social media and the internet ~ Pat Onions

Part Seven: Breaking Down Barriers

‘LGBT History Month is a thing!’ The story of an equal rights campaign ~ Sue Sanders

Progressing gender recognition and trans rights in the UK ~ Christine Burns

Grass roots tackling policy – the making of the “Spartacus Report” ~ Sam Barnett-Cormack

Campaigning and Change: the 4Pi Standards for Involvement ~ Sarah Yiannoullou

Transforming professional training and education: A gap mending approach - The PowerUs European Partnership ~ Helen Casey

Part Eight: Research and evaluation

From expert to service user: challenging how lived experience is demeaned ~ Michele Moore

Participatory methodologies involving marginalized perspectives ~ Charlotte Williams

Developing The Evidence To Challenge ‘Welfare Reform’: The road to ‘Cash Not Care’ ~ Mo Stewart

Service user controlled research for evidence-based policy making ~ Alison Faulkner

Participatory citizenship, gender and human trafficking ~ Diane Richardson

Experiential knowledge in mental health policy and legislation: can we ever change the agenda? ~ Jasna Russo

Conclusion ~ Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr;

“For the first time, this text explores the problems, practicalities and enormous possibilities of participatory social policy at a global level. Essential Reading!” Jon Glasby, Head of the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham

“This is a wonderful book and a must read! The contributions really enhance our awareness and understanding of the participatory approach in social policy.” Nicholas Ellison, University of York

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

Social Security (Want): Rethinking disabled people’s rights to work and contribute ~ Jane Young

Health (Disease): Talking Policy As A Patient ~ Anya de Iongh

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

Education (Ignorance): Addressing inclusive education – the issues and its importance from a participatory perspective ~ Tara Flood

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

Disability policy and lived experience: reflections from regional Australia ~ Kathy Boxall

Renewing epistemologies: Service User Knowledge ~ Diana Rose

Pornography, feminist epistemology and changing public policy ~ Ruth Beresford

Making social policy internationally: a participatory research perspective ~ Ana B. Amaya & Nicola Yeates

Part Four : An Inclusive Life Course And Developmental Approach To Social Policy

Childhood: Disabled Children’s Lives ~ Mary Wickenden

Disability ~ Emmeline Burdett

Troubled Youth and Troubling Social Policy: Mental Health From a Mad Studies Perspective ~ Lucy Costa

Equality – Independent Living from a Black Disabled Woman’s perspective ~ Michelle Daley

Food poverty and the policy context in Ireland ~ Deirdre O’Connor

Ethnicity: Implementing Race Equality Policies in British Health and Social Care: A Perspective from Experience ~ Hari Sewell

Participatory approaches to social policy in relation to ageing ~ Sarah Lonbay

An Inclusive life course and developmental approach to Death and Dying ~ Lisa Williams

Part Five: Transforming Social Policy

People acting together can be powerful (groupwork) ~ Jennie Fleming

Their Participation And Ours: Competing visions of empowerment ~ Iain Ferguson

A participatory approach to professional practice ~ Suzy Croft

Dreams of Justice: Co-producing the UN Convention on the rights of people with disabilities ~ Tina Minkowitz

Sustainable-participatory social policy ~ Marilyn Palmer

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

What Is Strong, Now What Is Wrong; An interview with Clenton Farquharson MBE ~ Clenton Farquharson

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

Public Duty, Whistleblowing and Scandal: influences on public policy ~ Kay Sheldon

Visual: Making the case for single sex mental health wards ~ Kay Sheldon

Informed Gender Practice in Acute Mental Health: When Policy Makes Sense ~ Nicky Lambert

#JusticeforLB; in search of truth, accountability and justice ~ Sara Ryan and George Julian and Sara Ryan

Guerilla policy – New platforms for making policy from below ~ Michael Harris

‘A Magna Carta for Learning Disabled People’) ~ Kaliya Franklin and Gary Bourlet

Pat’s Petition’: The emerging role of social media and the internet ~ Pat Onions

Part Seven: Breaking Down Barriers

‘LGBT History Month is a thing!’ The story of an equal rights campaign ~ Sue Sanders

Progressing gender recognition and trans rights in the UK ~ Christine Burns

Grass roots tackling policy – the making of the “Spartacus Report” ~ Sam Barnett-Cormack

Campaigning and Change: the 4Pi Standards for Involvement ~ Sarah Yiannoullou

Transforming professional training and education: A gap mending approach - The PowerUs European Partnership ~ Helen Casey

Part Eight: Research and evaluation

From expert to service user: challenging how lived experience is demeaned ~ Michele Moore

Participatory methodologies involving marginalized perspectives ~ Charlotte Williams

Developing The Evidence To Challenge ‘Welfare Reform’: The road to ‘Cash Not Care’ ~ Mo Stewart

Service user controlled research for evidence-based policy making ~ Alison Faulkner

Participatory citizenship, gender and human trafficking ~ Diane Richardson

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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