Respite Care in Homes and Hospitals

  • Jo Moriarty
  • Enid Levin


This chapter and the two that follow examine specific functions of residential care locating them within the system of formal and informal institutions that contribute to the production of welfare in society. Continuing the theme of the previous two chapters of the potential permeability of residential and community-based care, Jo Moriarty and Enid Levin emphasise the interdependence of both forms of care and informal caring networks. They suggest that the neglect of this systemic view has led to a limited understanding of the potential, specific role of this form of provision. As in previous chapters, the conclusion that emerges from analysis of their own research and that of others in the UK and abroad is that the continued development of this type of residential care is essential to the maintenance of caring communities.


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