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Category Archives: social policy
Things I’ve written lately, mostly elsewhere.
Posted on 17 December, 2019 by Mark Burton
I’m rather aware that I’ve been neglecting this blog lately. It’s not because I’ve been inactive, the opposite, in fact. So here is a list of the most important things I’ve written over the last year and a bit. “Properly” … Continue reading →
Democracy, planning and a socialist health service.
Posted on 6 March, 2015 by eljubilado
Further to my piece on Manchester’s “Health Devolution”, I thought it worth returning to something I wrote over 4 years ago, in rather different times. The question that I didn’t try to answer in last week’s piece was “what’s the … Continue reading →
Posted in NHS, politics, social policy | Tagged Cuba, democracy, Devolution, DevoManc, Latin America, NHS, planning, politics, socialism | Leave a comment
DevoManc, DevoMancHealth and the perils of techno-fixes.
Posted on 28 February, 2015 by eljubilado
Now syndicated on the Socialist Health Association blog This week’s big news in Manchester is that the devolution of direct responsibility for significant areas public spending to the city-region will now be augmented by the devolution … Continue reading →
Posted in Manchester, NHS, politics, social policy | Tagged Devolution, DevoManc, NHS, policy | 8 Comments
What do we already know about Integrating Health and Social Care?
Posted on 3 February, 2015 by eljubilado
The Socialist Health Association has just published this piece on their blog. It is a response to recent discussions on the integration of health and social care based on my long term experience of developing and managing such integration. Read … Continue reading →
Posted in social policy | Tagged health policy, integrated care, learning disability, Manchester, neoliberalism, NHS, politics, social policy, Socialist Health Association | Leave a comment
What is most important? Reflections on support arrangements for people who are intellectually disabled.
Posted on 26 November, 2014 by eljubilado
Today, 26th November, 2014, something unusual has happened. The national news of the day includes quite a lot of coverage of the abject failure of the health and social care system, and the government, to do what it was supposed … Continue reading →
Posted in autobiography, Disability, social policy | Tagged 21st Century malaise, health care, learning disability, oppression, private health care, social care, Winterbourne | Leave a comment
Convivial Social Policy?
Posted on 12 October, 2014 by eljubilado
updated 21 November, 2014 As part of the Steady State Manchester project, I’ve been trying to do some work on the implications of a post-growth society and economy for social policy. This is a real cross-over question for me having … Continue reading →
Posted in social policy | Tagged conviviality, neoliberalism, politics, social policy, steady state economics, Steady State Manchester, welfare | 2 Comments