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

THE CARE STANDARDS BILL: OPPORTUNITY OR CAUSE FOR CONCERN

L. Convery

Housing, Care and Support, vol. 3, June 2000, p. 14-19

Explains changes made both to the registration requirements for those providing supported accommodation and to the management of such accommodation by the provisions of the Bill.

COMMUNITY CARE AND INDEPENDENCE: SELF-SUFFICIENCY OR EMPOWERMENT?

A. Vernon and H. Qureshi

Critical Social Policy, vol. 20, 2000, p. 255-276

The Labour government has defined the promotion of independence as a priority for health and social services, but this outcome can be interpreted differently by service users and providers. Article outlines the views of disabled service users collected from both in-depth interviews and focus groups in a northern city. It focuses on outcomes of services which interviewees identified as important and considers the meaning of independence and the wider implications for clarifying objectives and defining service quality.

SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE: LINKING REGENERATION AND COMMUNITY CARE: THE HOUSING, CARE AND SUPPORT DIMENSIONS

P. Fletcher

Brighton: Pavillion Publishing, 2000

Report explores how far regeneration and community care planning and service delivery have been integrated at a locality level to ensure that the housing, care and support needs of vulnerable people are met. It uses case study examples to illustrate how some areas have made progress in achieving a more integrated approach to both planning and delivery of services and have actively involved local communities as partners in that process. Calls for joint guidance from the Department of Health and the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions to promote integrated approaches at local level, map needs and commission services.

SUPPORTING PEOPLE: ANOTHER POISONED CHALICE?

T. Bamford

Managing Community Care, vol. 8, June 2000, p. 3-6

Argues that the new supported housing regime poses many problems for social services departments, and may be more helpful to the Treasury than to people in need.

SUPPORTING PEOPLE: OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS FACING THE HOUSING AND SUPPORT NEEDS OF OFFENDERS

J. Harding and F. Stocker

Managing Community Care, vol. 8, June 2000, p. 7-12

Article gives a view from the Probation Service in Inner London on the potential impact of the government's Supporting People proposals on the care of offenders in the community.

WITH USERS' NEEDS IN MIND..

N. Raynsford

Community Care, no. 1323, 2000, p. 25

Briefly explains how the government's Supporting People initiative will work and what local authorities should be doing to prepare for it.

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