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Efficiency, choice and control in social care commissioning

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JournalPublic Money and Management
DatePublished - Jul 2012
Issue number4
Volume32
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)249-256
Original languageEnglish

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Publicly-funded social care providers are under significant pressure as a consequence of an ageing population, a tight financial climate, and demands for greater quality and dignity in care. Personal budgets have been advocated as a potential solution. However, the implications of personal budgets on commissioning and market development are largely unexplored. This article looks at new approaches being adopted by English local authorities to reconcile tensions between the efficiency and personalization agendas, and to counter new transaction costs.

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  • commissioning, SOCIAL CARE, choice and control

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