Randall Smith

Randall Smith is Senior Lecturer in the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.


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From Poor Law to community care

The development of welfare services for elderly people 1939-1971

Based on extensive research on primary sources and interviews, this book explores the changing perceptions of the needs of elderly people. It considers the extent to which they have been a priority for resources and looks at the possibilities of policy that combines respect for elderly people with an avoidance of the exploitation of relatives.

Policy Press

From community care to market care?

The development of welfare services for older people

This study focuses on the contribution that studies of the post-war 'welfare state' can make to debates about welfare. Drawing on community care debates from 1971 to 1993, it illuminates contemporary concerns about issues as rationing care, the health and social care divide, residential care and growing emphasis on provider competition.

Policy Press