Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/10593
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Mainstreaming equality: Implications of the provision of support at home for majority and minority ethnic older people
Authors: Bowes, Alison
Contact Email: a.m.bowes@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Mainstreaming equality
Support at home
Older people
South Asians
Minority ethnic groups
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Bowes A (2006) Mainstreaming equality: Implications of the provision of support at home for majority and minority ethnic older people, Social Policy and Administration, 40 (7), pp. 739-757.
Abstract: This paper explores the potential impact and practical difficulties of mainstreaming equalities in support at home for minority and majority ethnic older people, drawing on two linked empirical research projects. Social care providers have long faced difficulties in catering for diversity of need. Recently, diversity within minority ethnic groups has increased, and there is now a statutory duty to promote equality. Research findings illustrate the complexity of exclusionary processes, with particular reference to the example of health care. There is a gap between the high-level commitment to mainstreaming equality and people's lived experiences. Autonomy and choice are central to community care legislation, policy and practice guidance, but in reality, the research shows that choices are limited for both minority and majority older people. More user-focused approaches and grassroots involvement may offer ways forward, despite some limitations of current models. In conclusion, the potentiality of a broad mainstreaming equality perspective is highlighted, but challenges include a need for a more grounded approach, better engagement with user groups and a need to focus on understanding issues of implementation.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/10593
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2006.00530.x
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.
Affiliation: ASS Management and Support Team

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Bowes_SP&A_2006.pdf157.28 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 31/12/2999     Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependant on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.

This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.