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Journal article

A pathway, not a barrier

Authors:
DAVIS Ann, RUMMERY Kirstein, ELLIS Kathryn
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 11.12.97, 1997, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Asks whether the right to an assessment really makes a difference to disabled people and their carers. Discusses the research on the effectiveness of assessments of need under the NHS and Community Care Act 1990.

Book

Access to assessment: perspectives of practitioners, disabled people and carers

Authors:
DAVIS Ann, ELLIS Kathryn, RUMMERY Kirstein
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
82p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

In order to look at how disabled people and carers access local authority assessments for community care services, the authors explore how social workers use the recently introduced forms of assessment procedures, and ask disabled people and carers what they think of the new arrangements.

Book

Disability, citizenship and community care: a case for welfare rights?

Author:
RUMMERY Kirstein
Publisher:
Ashgate
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
201p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

This book develops the theory of social citizenship in a way that is relevant to current analyses of the future of the welfare state. It examines the role community care policy and practice plays in shaping disabled people's citizenship in the UK, providing compelling evidence of the ways in which the welfare state can either support, or act as a barrier to disabled people's social participation. The author lays out a challenge to the current relationship between disabled people and the welfare state.

Journal article

Negotiating access to community care assessments: perspectives of front-line workers, people with a disability and carers

Authors:
RUMMERY Kirstein, et al
Journal article citation:
Health and Social Care in the Community, 7(4), July 1999, pp.296-300.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Presents evidence from a study of how people with a disability and their carers gain access to community care assessments following the implementation of the 1990 NHS and Community Care Act. Suggests that there are several barriers in negotiating access to assessments, including lack of information.

Journal article

Accessing assessment: the perspective of practitioners, disabled people and carers

Author:
RUMMERY Kirstein
Journal article citation:
Social Services Research, 2, 1997, pp.11-21.
Publisher:
Social Services Research Group

Reports on the results of research which explored how social work practitioners were using the new forms of assessment procedures introduced by local authorities; and obtained the views of disabled people and carers on what they thought of these new arrangements for assessment. The study aimed to increase understanding of the barriers faced by disabled people in accessing support and assistance to live full and independent lives; to explore how carers viewed assessment; and to identify the ways in which disabled people and carers could play an active part in assessment arrangements. Discusses the implications for practice.

Book

Social policy review 20: analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Editors:
MALTBY Tony, KENNETT Patricia, RUMMERY Kirstein, (eds.)
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
308p.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Social Policy Review provides students, academics and all those interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. Contributions reflect key themes in the UK and internationally. The first part of the collection focuses on developments and change in core UK social policy areas. Part two provides in-depth analyses of topical issues from both UK and international perspectives, while this year's themed section examines 'Gender and policy'.

Journal article

Negotiating needs, access and gatekeeping: developments in health and community care policies in the UK and the rights of disabled and older citizens

Authors:
RUMMERY Kirstein, GLENDINNING Caroline
Journal article citation:
Critical Social Policy, 19(3), August 1999, pp.335-351.
Publisher:
Sage

This article argues that the cumulative consequences of community care policies in the UK have resulted in a move from universal access to NHS services to discretionary access to residual local authority services. Draws on an empirical study of the experiences of disabled and older people who have tried to gain access to community care assessments.

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