Towards inclusive service delivery through social investment in England: An analysis of five sectors with a particular focus on mental health

Rich Moth, Dave Neary, Michael Lavalette, Rita Baeten, Marja Elsinga, Marietta Haffner, Mahmood Messkoub, Mary Murphy, Ides Nicaise, Özgün Ünver

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Abstract

This report examines trends in social investment in England following the financial crisis of 2007/8. The first section considers social investment in relation to four policy arenas: housing, financial services, early childhood education and care, and water. The second part of the report provides an overview of social investment and disinvestment trends in the healthcare system in England since the 1990s with a particular focus on mental health services. This section includes a detailed account of service users’ and professionals’ experiences of the impact of liberalisation and austerity measures on mental health service delivery drawing on qualitative data collection. Throughout the report we identify policy recommendations to address the effects and impacts of emergent trends towards social disinvestment and liberalisation of public services. This study is part of the wider pan-European RE-InVEST project to investigate the impact of the EU Social Investment package on marginalised groups since the 2007 crisis.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeuven, Belgium
PublisherRE-InVest
Number of pages72
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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