Direct Payments and Personalisation of Care

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Direct payments are cash payments made in lieu of social service provisions, to individuals who have been assessed as needing services. The implementation of direct payments in the UK in 1997 represented a major victory for the disability movement in securing enhanced choice and control in service provision. Successive governments have promoted direct payments as part of wider strategies to develop local care markets and enable a 'personalization of care.' Since 1997, a number of changes have emerged to the original policy ...

Direct Payments and Personalisation of Care 2006, Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh, Scotland

ISBN-13: 9781903765623

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