Domiciliary care agency responses to increased user choice

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DatePublished - 2008
PublisherSocial Policy Research Unit
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationUniversity of York, York
Original languageEnglish

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NameResearch Works
Volume2008-3

Abstract

In December 2007 the Government announced the introduction of personal budgets for everyone eligible for publicly-funded adult social care in England. Personal budgets aim to allow users to exercise more choice and control over the support they receive. Currently, most local authority (LA) funded home care in England is provided by independent sector agencies through a variety of contractual arrangements.

The capacity of home care agencies to adapt from providing predominantly
LA-commissioned services to purchasing of services by individual personal budget holders is not well researched. This study explored the potential impacts on home care agencies and the wider implications for the home care market of these changes.

    Research areas

  • ill/disabled adults, social care services issues

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