Davies, Bleddyn


Professor Bleddyn Davies   OBE

Department

Position held

Department of Social Policy

Emeritus Professor of Social Policy

Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)

Emeritus Professor of Social Policy

Experience keywords:

community care; care management; financing community care; long-term care

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Professor Davies' work focuses on equity, efficiency and the reform of community care. Two main themes have been targeting and service productivities and efficiencies. Another has been the development of care management, the focus on which he introduced to the UK through a set of experiments, four books, and numerous papers during the 1970s and early 1980s. A fourth has been financing mechanisms and reforms of long-term care in other countries. He has also been working on developing models for the long-run projection of demand and supply in long-term care. At present he is working with Jose Fernandez to finish a book on use of community social services and their targeting, and on a book which looks at how differences in local authority priorities, together with other policies structures and endowments, affect utilisation and efficiency. He was awarded an OBE for his services to social science and social policy, and he is an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. He lectured in economics in the University of Wales and in social policy at the LSE before founding the PSSRU in 1974 to study issues of equity and efficiency in community and long-term care by developing and applying a 'production of welfare approach. Professor Davies has worked and been the author of books focusing on the theory of territorial justice (which he established with three books written in the 1960s), social and economic consequences of gambling, the mitigation of child poverty, and the economics of higher education.

Languages:

French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6212

Publications

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2007

Davies, B. (2007) Book review: social planning: classics in planning I Social Policy and Administration, 41 (5). 525-529. ISSN 0144-5596

Davies, Bleddyn (2007) Public spending levels for social care of older people: why we must call in the debt Policy and Politics, 35 (4). 719-726. ISSN 0305-5736

Davies, Bleddyn (2007) Securing good care for older people: taking a long-term view Ageing Horizons, 6. 12-27. ISSN 1746-1081

2006

Davies, Bleddyn and Fernández, José-Luis (2006) Fair effective and efficient targeting in community care: implications of need utilisation productivity and efficiency patterns Ashgate, UK. ISBN 9780754635116

Davies, Bleddyn (2006) Le livre vert de l'Angleterre sur les services sociaux pour les adultes: indépendance, bien-être et choix Retraite et Société, 47. 194-199. ISSN 1167-4687

2005

Davies, Bleddyn (2005) Delivering effective social/long-term care to older people: why we must call in the debt In: Johnson, Malcolm and Bengtson, Vern and Coleman, Peter and Kirkwood, Tom, (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 622-630. ISBN 0521826322

Davies, Bleddyn and Fernández, José-Luis (2005) The contribution of community-based health and social care to inpatient hospital use LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2004

Glendinning, Caroline and Davies, Bleddyn and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2004) Funding long-term care for older people: lessons from other countries Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York. ISBN 1859352057

2001

Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Davies, Bleddyn and Darton, Robin (2001) Demand for long-term care for older people in England to 2031 Health Statistics Quarterly (12). 5-17. ISSN 1465-1645

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Knapp, Martin and Davies, Bleddyn (2001) Cognitive impairment: its implications for future demand for services and costs Mental Health Research Review, 8. 37-38. ISSN 1353-2650

2000

Davies, Bleddyn and Fernández, José-Luis (2000) Empowerment in post-reform community care in England and Wales In: Heumann, Leonard F. and McCall, Mary E. and Boldy, Duncan P., (eds.) Empowering Frail Elderly People: Opportunities and Impediments in Housing, Health and Support Service Delivery. Greenwood publishing group, Westport CT, 81-100. ISBN 9780275966515

Davies, Bleddyn and Fernández, Jose and Nomer, Bülent (2000) Equity and efficiency policy in community care: needs, service productivities, efficiencies, and their implications Ashgate, University of Kent at Canterbury Personal Social Services Research Unit. ISBN 9780754612810

Mangalore, Roshni and Davies, Bleddyn and Judge, Ken and Chesterman, John and Bauld, Linda (2000) Caring for older people: an assessment of community care in the 1990s Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Aldershot, UK. ISBN 9780754612803

Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Davies, Bleddyn and Darton, Robin (2000) Relying on informal care in the new century? Informal care for elderly people in England to 2031 Ageing and Society, 20 (6). 745-772. ISSN 0144-686X

1999

Davies, Bleddyn (1999) Social welfare and economics: Lessons of the reforms of British community care for elderly people Journal of the Japan Society for Healthcare Administration, 36 (1). 87-95. ISSN 0386-9571

Davies, Bleddyn and Fernández, José-Luis (1999) Management and policy implications of how service variations affect benefits in post-reform community care in the UK In: Frossard, Michel and Godet, Nathalie, (eds.) Older and Disabled People: Integration, Coordination of Medical and Social Systems in a Pluralistic Society. Imprimerie des Ecureuils / Université Pierre Mendès France, Centre pluridisciplinaire de gérontologie, Grenoble, France. ISBN 2951409109

1998

Bauld, Linda and Chesterman, John and Davies, Bleddyn and Judge, Ken and Mangalore, Roshni (1998) Outcomes for users and carers Discussion Papers, 1482. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Bauld, Linda and Chesterman, John and Davies, Bleddyn and Judge, Ken and Mangalore, Roshni (1998) Care management at the case level Discussion Papers, 1430. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Bauld, Linda and Chesterman, John and Davies, Bleddyn and Judge, Ken and Mangalore, Roshni (1998) Needs related circumstances of users and carers PSSRU Discussion Papers, 1410. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Bauld, Linda and Chesterman, John and Davies, Bleddyn and Judge, Ken and Mangalore, Roshni (1998) Informal and formal inputs for older people: services and costs in post-reform community care Discussion Papers, 1482. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1997

Bauld, Linda and Chesterman, John and Davies, Bleddyn and Judge, Ken and Mangalore, Roshni (1997) Evaluation of community care for elderly people Discussion Papers, 1372. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.


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