Questions of care

Research output: Other contribution



Publication details

DatePublished - 2010
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NamePublic Service Review: Health and Social Care
No.25, p.18


Historically within adult social care, resources used have largely been determined by the costs of the services an individual is assessed as needing. However, new approaches such as those promoted by 'in Control' and Personal Budgets involve the allocation of a personalised resource for each individual. One consequence of this is that resource allocations become transparent - this reflects the underpinning principle that individuals should know what resources are available to them before starting to plan how best to meet their support needs.

However, these developments are taking place within the context of ever-tightening criteria for eligibility for social care. This raises important questions. What different approaches are being developed to determine the allocation of social care resources to individual service users and carers? What impact do they have on the experiences of users, carers and practitioners in determining their eligibility and use of resources for adult social care? How do they affect outcomes for users and carers, in the shorter and longer terms?

    Research areas

  • social care services issues, funding issues, ill/disabled adults, carers


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