Domiciliary Care: The Formal and Informal Labour Process

  title={Domiciliary Care: The Formal and Informal Labour Process},
  author={Sharon Bolton and Gemma Wibberley},
  pages={682 - 697}
Domiciliary carers are paid care workers who travel to the homes of older people to assist with personal routines. Increasingly, over the past 20 years, the delivery of domiciliary care has been organised according to market principles and portrayed as the ideal type of formal care; offering cost savings to local authorities and independence for older people. Crucially, the work of the former ‘home help’ is transformed as domiciliary carers are now subject to the imperative of private… 

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