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The impact of austerity on mental health service provision : a UK perspective (2018)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2018). The impact of austerity on mental health service provision : a UK perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(6), 1145. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15061145

This is a discussion paper which examines the impact of austerity policies on the provision of mental health services in the United Kingdom. Austerity is a shorthand for a series of policies introduced by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalit... Read More about The impact of austerity on mental health service provision : a UK perspective.

Reporting sexual violence on mental health wards (2018)
Journal Article
Foley, M., & Cummins, I. (2018). Reporting sexual violence on mental health wards. Journal of Adult Protection, 20(2), 93-100. https://doi.org/10.1108/jap-11-2017-0036

Purpose This paper reports the findings of a scoping study that explored the extent of recorded sexual violence perpetrated on inpatients on mental health units. Design/methodology/approach Using Freedom of Information Act (FOI) requests, d... Read More about Reporting sexual violence on mental health wards.

Poverty Inequality and Social Work (2018)
Book
Cummins, I. (2018). Poverty Inequality and Social Work. BrIstol: Policy Press

This is a critical, sociological analysis of the domino effect of neoliberalism and austerity politics on welfare provision. It argues that social work should move away from an emphasis on risk management and bureaucracy.