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Befriending and Re-ablement Service: A better alternative in an age of austerity

Mcgoldrick, C, Barrett, GA and Cook, IG (2017) Befriending and Re-ablement Service: A better alternative in an age of austerity. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 37 (1/2). pp. 51-68. ISSN 1758-6720

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In this paper, the authors assess and evaluate the Befriending and Re-ablement Service (BARS) that has been developed on Merseyside, UK, in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton by Age Concern Liverpool and Sefton (ACLS) and partners. Research was conducted into a range of aspects of BARS via a multi-method approach that included semi-structured and unstructured interviews with stakeholders, street interviews and a cost-benefit analysis of this service. As we shall show below, results were highly promising. But before the main results are presented and discussed it is useful to provide some context in which care provision for older people has become such a major issue across many societies across the globe.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1605 Policy And Administration, 1608 Sociology, 1205 Urban And Regional Planning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: Emerald
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 12:52
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2019 00:21
DOI or Identification number: 10.1108/IJSSP-08-2015-0090
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2448

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