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

BLOOMING MARVELLOUS?

F. Rickford

Community Care, no. 1359, 2001, p. 18-20

The Health and Social Care Bill will give the government powers to direct local authorities and health bodies to pool their budgets under the Health Act where services are failing. It will also create care trusts, NHS bodies which will provide a full range of health and social services to their specified population.

ON THE SECURITY TIGHTROPE

J. Waters

Community Care, no. 1360, 2001, p. 12

Describes the evolution of the planned registration scheme for social care staff which will be run by the four new social care councils for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland.

SPECIAL MEASURES: THE WORST CASE SCENARIO?

S. Wellard

Community Care, no. 1361, 2001, p. 10-11

Reports that some social services departments have found that the experience of being put on "special measures" due to poor performance has been positive since the support they have received from the Social Services Inspectorate has enabled them to improve.