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Landscapes of despair: from deinstitutionalization to homelessness. /

by Dear, Michael J | Wolch, Jennifer R.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Policy Press in association with Basil Blackwell 1987Description: 306p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Childhood poverty and social exclusion : from a child's perspective. /

by Ridge, Tess.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2002Description: v, 178 p.Notes: October 2002 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Working with older people : guidelines for running discussion groups and influencing practice. /

by Cormie, Joyce | Warren, Lorna.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2001Description: v, 41 p.Notes: November 2001 Includes bibliographical references and index. Website : http://www.policy press.org.ukAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'Put yourself in my place' : designing and managing care homes for people with dementia. /

by Cantley, Caroline | Wilson, Robert C.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2002Description: ix, 117 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2002 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From community care to market care? : the development of welfare services for older people. /

by Means, Robin | Morbey, Hazel | Smith, Randall.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2002Description: ix, 201 p.Notes: April 2002 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Past it at 40? : a grassroots view of ageism and discrimination in employment. /

by SMA Associates.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2002Description: v, 61 p.Notes: A report undertaken for the Third Age Foundation by SMA Associates, a specialist organisation focusing on socioeconomic and regeneration issues, poverty and social exclusion. Researchers: Margaret Bass (jobseekers) ; Kemal Ahson (employers) Writer: Lucy Gaster ; Third Age Foundation: Sylvia Francis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Health, well-being and older people. /

by Reed, Jan | Stanley, David | Clarke, Charlotte.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2004Description: vi, 202 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Drawing on extensive experience in both practice and research in Newcastle in northern England the authors discuss issues that are important to the health of older people, including attitudes and ageism, the body, the environment, family and community, sexuality and having fun. The book is particularly useful for students and staff in fields from nursing to social work to social policy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding the finance of welfare : what welfare costs and how to pay for it. /

by Glennerster, Howard.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2003Description: xvii, 235 p. : ill.Notes: May 2003 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Youth unemployment and social exclusion in Europe : a comparative study. /

by Hammer, Torild (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2003Description: vi, 233 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction / Torild Hammer -- 2. Method and research design / Jan Carle and Torild Hammer -- 3. Unemployment, integration and marginalisation : a comparative perspective on 18-to-24-year olds in Finland, Sweden, Scotland and Spain / Andy Furlong and Fred Cartmel -- 4. Processes of marginalisation at work : integration of young people in the labour market through temporary employment / Ivan Harslof -- 5. Recurrence of youth unemployment : a longitudinal comparative approach / Isabelle Recotillet and Patrick Werquin -- 6. Scheme participation and employment outcome of young unemployed people : empirical findings from nine European countries / Hans Dietrich -- 7. Youth participation in the labour market in Germany, Spain and Sweden / Floro Ernesto Caroleo and Francesco Pastore -- 8. Surviving unemployment : a question of money or families? / Torild Hammer and Ilse Julkunen -- 9. Buffers and predictors of mental health problems among unemployed young women in countries with different breadwinner models / Ilse Julkunen and Ira Malmberg-Heimonen -- 10. Economic hardship, employment status and psychological wellbeing of young people in Europe / Jose Luis Alvaro and Alicia Garrido -- 11. Welfare regimes and political activity among unemployed young people / Jan Carle -- 12. Concluding remarks / Torild Hammer.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding social security : issues for policy and practice. /

by Millar, Jane (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2003Description: xxiv, 335 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Social security : means and ends / Jane Millar -- Part 1: Changing contexts 2. 'From cradle to grave' : social security over the life cycle / Karen Rowlingson -- 3. The new governance of social security in Britain / Emma Carmel and Theodoros Papadopoulos -- 4. Social security in a global context / Nicola Yeates -- Part 2. Changing goals 5. From welfare to workfare / Alex Bryson -- 6. 'Security for those who cannot' : Labour's neglected welfare principle / Saul Becker -- 7. From wage replacement to wage supplement : benefits and tax credits / Jane Millar -- 8. Disability, capability and social exclusion / Tania Burchardt -- 9. Benefiting children? : the challenge of social security support for children / Tess Ridge -- 10. Reforming pensions : investing in the future / Stephen McKay -- Part 3. Changing delivery 11. Service delivery and the user / Bruce Stafford -- 12. The street-level implementation of unemployment policy / Sharon Wright -- 13. Social security in a multi-ethnic society ? Lucinda Platt -- 14. Understanding social security fraud / Roy Sainsbury -- 15. Wired-up welfare : the impact of information and communication technology on social security / Karen KellardAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding research for social policy and practice : themes, methods and approaches. /

by Becker, Saul (ed.) | Bryman, Alan (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2004Description: xviii, 423 p. : ill.Notes: June 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding the policy process : analysing welfare policy and practice. /

by Hudson, John | Lowe, Stuart.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2004Description: xiv, 283 p. : ill.Notes: June 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction: what is policy analysis? -- Part 1. Macro-level analysis. 2. Globalisation -- 3. Political economy -- 4. Changes in the world of work -- 5. Technological change -- 6. The changing nature of governance -- Part 2. Meso-level analysis. 7. Structures of power -- 8. Policy networks -- 9. Institutions -- 10. Policy transfer -- Part 3. Micro-level analysis. 11. Decision making and personality -- 12. Implementation and delivery -- 13. Evaluation and evidence -- 14. Conclusions: policy analysis and welfare statesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Making community participation meaningful : a handbook for development and assessment. /

by Burns, Danny | Heywood, Frances | Taylor, Marilyn.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2004Description: iv, 71 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

What works? : evidence-based policy and practice in public services. /

by Davies, Huw T. O. (ed.) | Nutley, Sandra M. (ed.) | Smith, Peter C. (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2000Description: xiv, 380 p. : ill.Notes: July 2000 Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction -- one. Introducing evidence-based policy and practice in public services / Huw Davies, Sandra Nutley and Peter Smith -- two. Evidence and the policy process / Sandra Nutley and Jeff Webb -- Part One: Analysis by service area -- three. Healthcare: evidence to the fore / Huw Davies and Sandra Nutley -- four. Education: realising the potential / Carol Fitz-Gibbon -- five. Criminal justice : using evidence to reduce crime / Sandra Nutley and Huw Davies -- six. Social care: rhetoric and reality / Geraldine MacDonald -- seven. Welfare policy: tendering for evidence / Robert Walker -- eight. Housing: linking theory and practice / Joe Doherty -- nine. Transport: beyond predict and provide / Francis Terry -- ten. Urban policy: addressing wicked problems / Tony Harrison -- Part Two: Thematic analysis -- eleven. A strategic approach to research and development / Huw Davies, Gloria Laycock, Sandra Nutley, Judy Sebba and Trevor Sheldon -- twelve. Debates on the role of experimentation / Huw Davies, Sandra Nutley and Nick Tilley -- thirteen. Non-experimental quantitative methods / John Hutton and Peter Smith -- fourteen. Contributions from qualitative research / Philip Davies -- fifteen. Making a reality of evidence-based practice / Sandra Nutley and Huw Davies -- Concluding remarks -- sixteen. Learning from the past, prospects for the future / Huw Davies, Sandra Nutley and Peter SmithSummary: As indicated on its back cover, this book addresses the key questions: How can we actually tell what works in public policy? And what can we do with such knowledge to influence policy and practice. It includes informative chapters by British authors about the role of different kinds of evidence in specific policy areas including welfare, housing, education and urban renewal as well as broader thematic chapters.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The politics of evaluation : participation and policy implementation. /

by Taylor, David (ed.) | Balloch, Susan (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2005Description: xiii, 261 p.Notes: January 2005 Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction : The politics of evaluation : an overview / David Taylor and Susan Balloch -- Part 1: Governance and evaluation -- 1. Below decks on the youth justice flagship: the politics of evaluation / Peter Squires and Lynda Measor -- 2. Urban regeneration: who defines the indicators? / Peter Ambrose -- 3. Reaching for the stars: the performance assessment framework for social services / Stella Law and Karin Janzon -- Part 2: Participation and evaluation -- 4. Service-user involvement in evaluation and research: issues, dilemmas and destinations / Peter Beresford -- 5. Best value but not best interests: can service users instruct mental health advocates? / Hazel Platzer -- 6. New Deal for Communities as a participatory public policy: the challenges for evaluation / Kay Graham and Amanda Harris -- 7. Discovery through dialogue and appreciative inquiry: a participative evaluation framework for project development / Glynis Cousin, Judith Cousin and Frances Deepwell -- 8. Evaluating projects aimed at supporting the parents of young people: "I didn't learn anything new, but..."/ Debi Roker -- Part 3. Partnerships and evaluation -- 9. Evaluating interagency working in health and social care: politics, policies and outcomes for service users / Audrey Leathard -- 10. Reflections on an evaluation of partnerships to cope with winter pressures / Susan Balloch, Alison Penn and Helen Charnley -- 11. Evaluating a partnership approach to supporting people into employment / Hilary Arksey -- Part 4. Learning from evaluation -- 12. Evaluation and the New Deal for Communities: learning what for whom? / Ian Smith and Lucy Grimshaw -- 13. Community-led regeneration: learning loops or reinvented wheels? / Mike Rowe and Marilyn Taylor -- 14. Can social capital be a framework for participative evaluation of community health work? / Jennie Fleming and Thilo Boeck -- 15. Learning the art of evaluation: presume the presence of politics / Georgie Parry-Crooke and Cathy Sullivan. -- Conclusion : What the politics of evaluation implies / Susan Balloch and David Taylor.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Affordable credit : the way forward. /

by Collard, Sharon | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Kempson, Elaine.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2005Description: vi, 42 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 38-39)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A more equal society? : New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion. /

by Hills, John (ed.) | Stewart, Kitty (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2005Description: xv, 391 p. : ill.Notes: January 2005 Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction / Kitty Stewart and John Hills -- Part One: Aspects of exclusion -- 2. Employment: tackling poverty through 'work for those who can' / Abigail McKnight -- 3. Education, education, education ... : an assessment of Labour's success in tackling education inequalities / Abigail McKnight, Howard Glennerster and Ruth Lupton -- 4. Tackling health inequalities / Franco Sassi -- 5. Social and political participation and inclusion / Liz Richardson -- Part Two: Groups at risk -- 6. Disadvantaged by where you live? New Labour and neighbourhood renewal / Ruth Lupton and Anne Power -- 7. Towards and equal start? Addressing childhood poverty and deprivation / Kitty Stewart -- 8. A secure retirement for all? Older people and New Labour / Maria Evandrou and Jane Falkingham -- 9. Ethnic inequalities under New Labour: progress or entrenchment? / Coretta Phillips -- 10. Selective inclusion: asylum seekers and other marginalised groups / Tania Burchardt -- Part Three: Overall impact -- 11. Inequality and poverty under New Labour / Tom Sefton and Holly Sutherland -- 12. That's the way the money goes: expenditure patterns as real incomes rise for the poorest families with children / Paul Gregg, Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook -- 13. Bringing up families in poor neighbourhoods under New Labour / Anne Power and Helen Willmot -- 14. Changes in poverty and inequality in the UK in international context / Kitty Stewart -- Part Four: Conclusion -- 15. A tide turned but mountains yet to climb? / John Hills and Kitty Stewart.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Including the excluded : from practice to policy in European community development. /

by Henderson, Paul.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2005Description: vi, 136 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-114) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The well-connected community : a networking approach to community development. /

by Gilchrist, Alison.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2004Description: viii, 166 p. : ill.Notes: January 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-159) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Poverty and social exclusion in Britain : the millennium survey. /

by Gordon, David (ed) | Levitas, Ruth (ed) | Pantazis, Christina (ed).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2006Description: xxi, 488 p.: ill.. figures, tables.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. January 2006. Contents: 1. Introduction -- Part One: Principles -- 2. The concept and measurement of poverty / David Gordon -- 3. The international measurement of 'absolute' and 'overall' poverty : applying the 1995 Copenhagen definitions to Britain / Peter Townsend, David Gordon and Christina Pantazis -- 4. The necessities of life / Christina Pantazis, David Gordon and Peter Townsend -- 5. The concept and measurement of social exclusion / Ruth Levitas -- Part Two: Processes -- 6. Does work pay? Employment, poverty and exclusion from social relations / Nick Bailey -- 7. Debt and financial exclusion / Stephen McKay and Sharon Collard -- 8. Social exclusion and local services / Tania Fisher and Glen Bramley -- 9. Crime, 'disorder', insecurity and social exclusion / Christina Pantazis --10. Mental health, poverty and social exclusion / Sarah Payne -- Part Three: People -- 11. Children, poverty and social exclusion / Eva Lloyd -- 12. Youth, poverty and social exclusion / Eldin Fahmy -- 13. Gender, poverty and social exclusion / Christina Pantazis and Elisabetta Ruspini -- 14. Lone mothers, poverty and social exclusion / Ruth Levitas, Emma Head and Naomi Finch --15. Pensioners, poverty and social exclusion / Demi Patsios -- 16. Conclusion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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