Social work and direct payments
- Jon Glasby, Rosemary Littlechild
- Paperback, 184 pages, 234 x 156 mm
- 03 Jul 2002
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North America customers can order this book here from the University of Chicago Press.
"... a useful reference book both for policy makers and practitioners."
Quality in Ageing
"Glasby and Littlechild have helpfully assembled a range of early literature that will form a useful resource for those studying direct payments."
Journal of Social Policy
"This book will fill a gap in academic studies of direct payments. There is no other publication as comprehensive as this one."
Frances Hasler, National Centre for Independent Living
About This Book
The 1996 Community Care (Direct Payments) Act came into force in 1 April 1997, empowering social services departments to make cash payments to some service users in lieu of direct service provision. Social work and direct payments guides readers through the issues at stake in this fundamental area of practice. The book summarises and builds on current knowledge and research about direct payments in the UK and considers developments in other European countries. It identifies good practice in the area and explores the implications of direct payments, both for service users and for social work staff.
From indirect to direct payments I: legislation
From indirect to direct payments II: guidance and extension
The progress of direct payments
The experiences of different user groups
The advantages of direct payments
Conclusion: implications for community care
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