In The Family Fund, first published in 1980, Bradshaw discusses the introduction of The Family Fund- a grant given to families in response of the discovery of the damages caused by the Thalidomide drug. He examines all aspects of the Fund including its origins, aims, publicity and its future. This text is ideal for students of sociology.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Methods 2. The origins of the Family Fund 3. Organising the Family Fund 4. The work of the Family Fund 5. Take-up of the Family Fund 6. The publicity programme and source of referrals to the Fund 7. The consumer’s view of the Fund 8. Relief of stress 9. The relief of burden 10. Cost effectiveness 11. Implicit aims 12. Equity and the Family Fund 13. The boundary problem 14. Adequacy of the Family Fund 15. The future of the Family Fund 16. Conclusion; Appendix 1: Criteria of very severe disability employed by the Family Fund; Appendix 2: The prevalence of children with very severe disabilities in the UK; Notes; Index