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Care, community and citizenshipResearch and practice in a changing policy context$
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Susan Balloch and Michael Hill

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348715

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348715.001.0001

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Promoting choice and control: black and minority ethnic communities' experience of social care in Britain

Promoting choice and control: black and minority ethnic communities' experience of social care in Britain

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(p.141) Nine Promoting choice and control: black and minority ethnic communities' experience of social care in Britain
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Care, community and citizenship
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Jabeer Butt

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348715.003.0010

This chapter considers some of the evidence on the experience of social care of black and minority ethnic people. It suggests that while there has been identifiable change in the support available to and taken up by these communities, this support is often patchy in its coverage, and rarely promotes choice and control for them. The chapter then considers why this situation persists, examining various aspects of both policy and practice. It concludes with a brief examination of the role of black and minority ethnic-led voluntary organisations in providing support that is particularly valued by service users. The chapter suggests that perhaps it is the adoption of a community development approach which makes these organisations more successful than others.

Keywords:   black people, ethnic minorities, community care, voluntary organisations, community support, community development

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