Reflections on the utilisation of 'universalist' discourse in contemporary English policy on adult social care

Scourfield, Peter (2014) Reflections on the utilisation of 'universalist' discourse in contemporary English policy on adult social care. Critical and Radical Social Work, 2 (3). pp. 371-380. ISSN 2049-8675

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1332/204986014X14096554336253

Abstract

References to 'universal services' in social policy are historically associated with social-democratic welfare regimes. However, neoliberal-influenced policy initiatives aimed at 'transforming' adult social care in England talk a lot about local authorities enabling access to 'universal services'. This commentary reflects critically on the effects of policy makers and service providers referencing universalism in ways that are often confused and that have become decoupled from their original meanings in social policy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Citizenship, Neoliberalism, Personalisation, Social democracy, Universalism
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 15:22
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:15
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/705491

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