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Clients, Consumers or Citizens? – The Privatisation of Adult Social Care in England - Policy Press Scholarship Online
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Clients, Consumers or Citizens?: The Privatisation of Adult Social Care in England

Bob Hudson


Adult social care was the first major social policy domain in England to be transferred from the state to the market. There is now a forty-year period to look back at to consider the thinking behind the strategy, the impacts on commissioners and providers of care, on the care workforce and on those who use care and support services. In this book, Bob Hudson meticulously charts these shifts. He examines the shift from philanthropic endeavour to state planning and provision, through to the marketisation of services and support. He challenges the dominant market paradigm, explores alternative mod ... More

Keywords: Adult social care, Privatisation, State, Market, Ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447355694
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447355694.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bob Hudson, author
University of Kent