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The implications of personal budgets for the home care market

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JournalPublic Money and Management
DateE-pub ahead of print - 24 Feb 2011
DatePublished (current) - 1 Mar 2011
Issue number2
Volume31
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)91-98
Early online date24/02/11
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article uses an analytic framework based on the preconditions for effective markets to consider how the widespread introduction of personal budgets is likely to affect the market for social care. While there are some promising signs of changes that should result in a more responsive market, there are some structural features that may act as barriers. The roles of local authorities as facilitators will be essential. The research findings reported here have relevance for other countries that have introduced personal budgets or 'cash for care' schemes.

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  • home care, markets, personal budgets, social care, local authorities, cash for care

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