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

NEW GUIDANCE FOR HOME CARE CHARGING

R. Holmes

Disability Rights Bulletin, Spring 2002, p. 2-4

Article considers the government's new guidance for home care charging. It looks at issues such as safeguarding service user's income; the treatment of benefits; provision of welfare rights advice; savings; the treatment of partner's income and of earnings. It concludes by examining the timetable for implementation.

PRACTICE GUIDANCE ON CHARGING FOR DOMICILIARY CARE SERVICES

L. Reith

Disability Rights Bulletin, Spring 2002, p. 5-6

Article discusses the new statutory guidance on charging for home care and other non-residential social services. It focuses on the four main areas:

  • policy choices;
  • assessment of disability-relating expenditure;
  • provision of benefits advice and good practice standards;
  • performance monitoring.

It also identifies gaps in the guidance.

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