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Delivering public services in the mixed economy of welfare: Perspectives from the voluntary and community sector in rural England

Hardill, I and Dwyer, PJ 2011, 'Delivering public services in the mixed economy of welfare: Perspectives from the voluntary and community sector in rural England' , Journal of Social Policy, 40 (1) , pp. 157-172. (In Press)

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      Abstract

      The voluntary and community sector in England is playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of public services to older adults and in doing so they rely on unpaid volunteers. In this article, we draw on the findings of a recent qualitative study of the impact on the voluntary and community sector of delivering ‘low-level’ public services that promote independent living and wellbeing in old age. The fieldwork focused on services that help older adults aged 70+ living in remote rural communities across three English regions. Those charged with service delivery, which is increasingly the voluntary and community sector, face particular challenges, such as uncertain funding regimes and reliance on volunteer labour.

      Item Type: Article
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
      Subjects outside of the University Themes
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
      Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
      Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Social Policy
      Publisher: Cambridge University Press
      Refereed: Yes
      ISSN: 0047-2794
      Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
      Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 15:50
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:45
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12788

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