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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2001): Social Care - UK - Community Care

AN OVERVIEW OF THE SUPPORTING PEOPLE PROGRAMME

S. Griffiths

Housing, Care and Support, vol.3, Dec 2000, p.4-7

Review examines the Supporting People programme in the context of the many strands of provision and initiative across government to help people who need support to live in the community. Looking at the boundary between residential care and the Supporting People programme, the review finds arbitrary divisions which undermine the programme's objectives, and argues for a redrawing of the boundary with a more coherent relationship between the government's commitments to foster independent living and to provide personal care.

SERVICE USERS AND COMMUNITY CARE: NEW ROLES, NEW KNOWLEDGES, NEW FORMS OF INVOLVEMENT?

P. Beresford

Managing Community Care, vol.8, Dec 2000, p.20-23

Article considers the key role that service users' perspectives now play in the development of community care services. It explores their differences from the political and professional discourses which they challenge and argues for their equal treatment.

WHEN IS PERSONAL CARE NOT PERSONAL CARE?

P. Ridout

Registered Homes and Services, vol.5, 2000, p.118-119

Under the Care Standards Act 2000, any form of pastoral/physical/emotional support if provided with accommodation should lead to a requirement to register. This will lead to a requirement to register for the owners and managers of most supported living accommodation.