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Peter Beresford

Peter Beresford OBE is Professor of Citizen Participation at the University of Essex and Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives, the user led organisation and network. He has authored and edited more than 20 books and many journal articles as well as writing regular columns for the Guardian and the professional press. He has a longstanding track record of work in the field of participation and citizen involvement as academic, service user, researcher, educator and activist.
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Supporting people

Towards a person-centred approach

Based on the largest independent UK study of person-centred support and written by an experienced team of authors, this book explores with service users, practitioners, carers and managers what person-centred support means to them, what barriers stand in the way and how these can be overcome.

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Social Policy First Hand

An International Introduction to Participatory Social Welfare

Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision.

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Edited by Peter Beresford

One of Britain's foremost social work academics, Peter Beresford, challenges the personalisation agenda and its consequences on service users.

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All Our Welfare

Towards Participatory Social Policy

This unique book is the first to critique the past, present and future welfare state from a participatory perspective. Peter Beresford demonstrate the value of ‘user knowledge’ by challenging orthodox social policy and the limitations of both Fabian and Neo-liberal perspectives drawing on service users ‘ own ideas and experience.

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