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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 16:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12788

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