Report on the Key Concepts About Care Underpinning the Policy Proposals Presented in the Coalition Government’s Department of Health Consultation Document a Vision for Adult Social Care: Capable Communities and Active

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A report about the key concepts about care underpinning the policy proposals presented in the Coalition Government’s Department of Health Consultation Document A Vision for Adult Social Care: Capable Communities and Active Citizens, (2010) Department of Health website, http://dh.gov.uk/publications

Table of Contents Page

1 Introduction 3

1.1 Aims and objectives 3

1.2 Report structure 3

2 Dept of Health paper: A Vision for Adult Social Care 3

2.1 Background 3

3 Consultation document proposals 3

3.1 Table of proposals 4

3.2 Evidence to support the proposals 5

4 Constructions and locations of care 6

4.1 Table of the constitution and the concepts of care 6

4.2 Some key concepts to illustrate the mutual constitution of personal lives and 7 social policy

5 Theoretical perspectives and normative assumptions, and the Beveridge Report 8

6 Conclusion 9

7 References 10

1. Introduction

This report has been written to inform an independent policy organization - a think tank - of the main concepts about personal lives and adult social care, which are found in the present Coalition Government’s consultation document.

1.1 Aims and objectives
The aims and objectives are to:
* To demonstrate the main ideas, arguments, concepts and theoretical perspectives regarding the way the personal, the care system and social policy are constituted in and underpinning the consultation document extract proposals. * Explore the implications of the proposals in the consultation document as an illustration of the mutual constitution of personal lives and social policy, and theoretical perspectives.

1.2 The report structure
Initially the background to the consultation document will be considered. The proposals and evidence will be identified and analyzed, followed by the constructions and locations of care at personal, individual, local, national and societal levels, key concepts, and the mutual constitution of personal lives and social policy. Furthermore normative assumptions and theoretical perspectives will be considered, followed by a final conclusion.

2. Department of Health Paper

2.1 Background

The Coalition Government wants to devolve power to individuals giving and receiving adult social care, breaking down divisions between health and social care, giving greater choice of services. The Government also believe service providers and users desires are changing, and do not want to trade independence for dependence, and so propose a ‘Big Society’ approach (DOH, 2010:para 3.3).

3. Consultation document proposals
The consultation document contains several major overarching proposals which are outlined in the...
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