Kirsten Stalker

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Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion

Better Days

Contributions by Anne Connor, Kirsten Stalker and Susan Hunter; Edited by Chris Clark
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Placing adult day services within the whole spectrum of social provision, the contributors to this book explore their complementary role alongside field social work, health care, domiciliary services and supported accommodation. Professionals in all sectors of social care will find it an essential guide to the provision of an effective day service.

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The Views and Experiences of Disabled Children and Their Siblings

A Positive Outlook

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Drawing on one-to-one conversations with disabled children and follow-up interviews with their families, this volume takes an in-depth look at the effects of disability on disabled children. Informed by the social model of disability, the authors identify and draw out the implications of their findings for social work and health services.

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Residential Child Care

Prospects and Challenges

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Residential Child Care draws on the latest research to offer guidance for developing best practice, policy and improved outcomes for children and young people. Contributors examine important aspects of residential care work, and address the concerns about the poor outcomes for young people leaving care.

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Growing Up with Disability

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Growing Up with Disability encompasses a wide range of perspectives on childhood impairment and its social implications. The book adopts a child-centred approach, stressing the importance of communicating with disabled children, and includes interviews and pieces of their own writing. The book explores how such children can best be protected.

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Developments in Short-term Care

Breaks and Opportunities

Edited by Kirsten Stalker
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The first book to bring together and review the findings of research into short-term care services for a range of user groups, this book addresses the question of short-term care from many perspectives. Particular attention is paid to the views of those in direct receipt of the service, while the issues of costings and quality, and the ...

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Reconceptualising Work with 'Carers'

New Directions for Policy and Practice

Contributions by Gordon Grant and Paul Ramcharan; Edited by Kirsten Stalker
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Demonstrating the scope and diversity of 'caring', the contributors highlight the positive aspects of caring and the interdependence of many caring relationships but also broach the sensitive and complex subject of 'poor' care and the importance of identifying and meeting the needs of 'hidden carers'.

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'Share the Care'

An Evaluation of a Family-Based Respite Care Service

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The provision of respite care within families is a relatively new development and the ad hoc nature of individual schemes has resulted in a great variation in their character; relatively little research has been carried out into the policy and practice of this important development in community care. 'Share the Care' examines: the different ...

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