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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2000): Social Care - UK - Community Care

COUNTING THE COST

R. Winchester

Community Care, no. 1315, 2000, p. 24-25

Examines the implications for local authorities of the Supporting People initiative which will be implemented in 2003. From that date Support Services previously paid for by Housing Benefit will be funded from a cash-limited budget administered by local authorities. They will face an enormous administrative burden as they attempt to manage the commissioning of providers and the monitoring of service delivery.

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