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Look after yourself: active ageing, individual responsibility and the decline of social work with older people in the UK

Lloyd, Liz, Tanner, Denise, Milne, Alisoun, Ray, Mo, Richards, Sally, Sullivan, Mary Pat, Beech, Christian, Phillips, Judith (2014) Look after yourself: active ageing, individual responsibility and the decline of social work with older people in the UK. European Journal of Social Work, 17 (3). pp. 322-335. ISSN 1369-1457. E-ISSN 1468-2664. (doi:10.1080/13691457.2013.829805) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The idea of active ageing retains a broad appeal and has a global reach, particularly through the influence of the World Health Organisation (WHO). However, in practice it has been the subject of criticism. In this article, it is argued that the incorporation of active ageing into the policy agendas of the welfare systems for older people should be understood by reference to the perceived effects of demographic trends on demand for services. In the context of the British welfare system, the active ageing agenda has become inextricably linked with the broader policy agenda to reduce older people's call on public resources in order to manage the increasing proportions of older people in the British population. The implications of these developments for social work are significant.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13691457.2013.829805
Uncontrolled keywords: community work/social development, older people, social work, active ageing, demographic trends
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Laura Green
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 09:08 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55067 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Milne, Alisoun: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0977-8156
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