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Welfare Reform on the Web (February 2002): Social Care - UK

COUNCILS WARN OF CRISIS FOR SOCIAL SERVICES OVER £1BN GAP

K. Brown

Financial Times, Dec. 5th 2001, p.2

Government funding of local authorities will rise by 7.4% in 2002/03, allowing a real increase in spending of 5%. However there is concern that no extra money has been allocated to personal social services since 2000, despite pressure on services such as care of the elderly

ONE HEAVY LOAD

A. U. Sale

Community Care, Nov. 15rd - 21st 2001, p.32-33

Reports views of social services' directors on the value of Audit Commission/Social Services Inspectorate Joint Reviews in the light of their high cost and the amount of work they involve.

SERIOUSLY SEEKING EXCELLENCE

J. Smith

Registered Homes and Services, vol. 6, 2001, p. 101-103

Dr Kay Jones, the chief executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, discusses how it might fulfil its remit for disseminating good practice in social care.

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