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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2003): Social Care - UK - Community Care

THE COMMUNITY CARE, SERVICES FOR CARERS AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES (DIRECT PAYMENTS) (ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2003 (SI 2003/762)

London: TSO, 2003

These new regulations require all councils to offer direct payments (cash in lieu of social services) as an alternative to existing services arranged by local authorities.

IMPLEMENTING THE SINGLE ASSESSMENT PROCESS: DRIVING CHANGE OR EXPECTING THE IMPOSSIBLE?

D. McNally, M. Cornes and R. Clough

Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 11, 2003, p. 18-29

Examines the single assessment process in community care. Looks at its implementation on one Strategic Health Authority. Identifies difficulties in implementation and questions whether it is a feasible approach where resources are limited.

SOCIAL SERVICES STAFF TO PLAY MAJOR ROLE IN SCHOOLS OFFERING NEW SERVICES

A. U. Sale

Community Care, 24-30 April 2003, p. 14-15

Examines the government's plan for extended schools in England. Extended schools could directly provide childcare, family learning, health and social care, lifelong learning opportunities, study support, sports and arts facilities. Looks at the role of social workers and other professionals in the plan and how they will help schools provide community services.

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