Making Partnerships With Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

Making Partnerships With Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

How to Grow Genuine and Respectful Relationships in Health and Social Care

Book - 2012
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The word 'partnership' is often used to describe the relationship between health and social care providers and service users, but in reality this can appear to be empty rhetoric. Stakeholders may fulfil their obligations and use the language of service user involvement while traditional attitudes and practice remain unchanged. This inspiring book sets out how to make true partnership work. Built around the stories of real partnerships and written collaboratively with service users groups and individuals, it introduces the concept of 'growing spaces' where people can pool ideas, energy, skills and experience, resulting in joint effort and mutual reward. All the stages of making a partnership work are covered, starting with the growing conditions needed and how to sow the first seeds. Developing 'green shoots', which include confidence and trust, and signs of 'sickness', such as fear of speaking out, are discussed. The grassroots experiences that lay at the heart of the book exhibt an array of different forms of partnership and dispersal of good practice in action. This unqiue book will be essential reading for students and practitioners in health and social care, service users, and anyone involved in service-user involvement and community development.
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012
ISBN: 9781849051934
Characteristics: 271 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Gosling, Julie
Martin, Jackie


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