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Developments in direct payments

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This book charts the change, critically evaluating progress, take-up, inclusion and access to direct payments by different user groups. With contributions from leading campaigners, academics, practitioners, direct payment users and personal assistants, the book provides an overview of the history of direct payments; presents findings from key research into direct payments and disabled people, older people, carers, people with mental health problems, people with learning difficulties and disabled children; discusses the implementation and development of direct payments provision and compares developments in the UK with those in North America.

Developments in direct payments is an important source of information for social work students and practitioners and others working in the field of health and social care. The useful, up-to-date evidence and discussions relating to care, independence and control will also be of interest to users and providers of help and support.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social services Publisher: Policy Press Publication Date: 17/01/2006 ISBN-13: 9781861346537  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Janet Leece is a social worker currently working as a commissioning officer in Staffordshire Social Care and Health Directorate, UK. Joanna Bornat is Professor of Oral History in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University, UK.

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