The fragmentation of social work and social care: some ramifications and a critique

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/612761
Title:
The fragmentation of social work and social care: some ramifications and a critique
Authors:
Carey, Malcolm
Abstract:
This paper critically appraises the impact of the fragmentation of social care and social work. In particular it examines the impact of splintered services and roles upon employees, service users and carers. The article concentrates upon three inter-related areas as part of a more general critique: first, reliability of services; second, relations with stakeholders; and finally, the identity of employees. Despite differences across sectors and some largely collateral benefits it is proposed that fragmentation has promoted inconsistent and unreliable services, the development of superficial relations with users and carers and the loss of belonging and fractured identities of social care employees. Fragmentation regularly spoils professional identities and generates uncertainty amidst attempts to provide effective or reliable services. Indeed fragmented, disorganised or reductive provisions often generate new risks for the recipients of services.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Carey, M. (2015). The Fragmentation of Social Work and Social Care: Some Ramifications and a Critique. British Journal of Social Work, 45(8), 2406-2422. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcu088
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
British Journal of Social Work
Publication Date:
29-Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/612761
DOI:
10.1093/bjsw/bcu088
Additional Links:
http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/09/28/bjsw.bcu088
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in British Journal of Social Work following peer review. The version of record Carey, M. (2015). The Fragmentation of Social Work and Social Care: Some Ramifications and a Critique. British Journal of Social Work, 45(8), 2406-2422. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcu088 is available online at: http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/09/28/bjsw.bcu088
EISSN:
1468-263X
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCarey, Malcolmen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-13T13:52:00Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-13T13:52:00Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09-29en
dc.identifier.citationCarey, M. (2015). The Fragmentation of Social Work and Social Care: Some Ramifications and a Critique. British Journal of Social Work, 45(8), 2406-2422. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcu088en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjsw/bcu088en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/612761en
dc.descriptionThis is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in British Journal of Social Work following peer review. The version of record Carey, M. (2015). The Fragmentation of Social Work and Social Care: Some Ramifications and a Critique. British Journal of Social Work, 45(8), 2406-2422. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcu088 is available online at: http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/09/28/bjsw.bcu088en
dc.description.abstractThis paper critically appraises the impact of the fragmentation of social care and social work. In particular it examines the impact of splintered services and roles upon employees, service users and carers. The article concentrates upon three inter-related areas as part of a more general critique: first, reliability of services; second, relations with stakeholders; and finally, the identity of employees. Despite differences across sectors and some largely collateral benefits it is proposed that fragmentation has promoted inconsistent and unreliable services, the development of superficial relations with users and carers and the loss of belonging and fractured identities of social care employees. Fragmentation regularly spoils professional identities and generates uncertainty amidst attempts to provide effective or reliable services. Indeed fragmented, disorganised or reductive provisions often generate new risks for the recipients of services.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/09/28/bjsw.bcu088en
dc.subjectFragmentationen
dc.subjectPrivatisationen
dc.subjectSocial Worken
dc.subjectCommunity Careen
dc.titleThe fragmentation of social work and social care: some ramifications and a critiqueen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1468-263Xen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Social Worken
dc.date.accepted2014-05-01en
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-09-29en
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