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Welfare Reform on the Web (February 2004): Social Care - UK - Community Care

THE COMMUNITY CARE (DELAYED DISCHARGES) ACT 2003: GUIDANCE FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Department of Health

London: 2003 (HSC 2003/009) (LAC [2003] 21)

Under the Act the NHS is required to notify councils of any patients likely need for community care services, and of their proposed discharge date. If a patient has to remain in hospital because the council has not organised the necessary services; it will pay the NHS body a charge per day of delay. The guidance discusses how health and social care bodies can work together to prevent delayed discharges.

DUMP THE POOR LAW

A. Cozens

Community Care, Dec. 18th 2003-Jan. 7th 2004, p.36-37

Social care as currently administered by local authorities is constrained by means testing, eligibility criteria and rationing to sort out the deserving from the undeserving. This approach is a legacy of the Poor Laws and should be replaced with a statutory duty for local authorities to promote the well-being of their communities built into a consolidated Community Care Act.

IMPLEMENTING "BUILDING CAPACITY AND PARTNERSHIP IN CARE": FROM PRINCIPLES TO PRACTICE

Association of Directors of Social Services

London: 2003

Presents a range of illustrative examples of good practice in the commissioning of care services from voluntary sector providers by local authorities.

SPACES OF CARE IN THE CITY: THE PLACE OF A COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTRE

D. Conradson

Social & Cultural Geography, Vol. 4 2003, p.507-525

The article explores the way in which drop-in centres can function as places of care. It contains a case study of a drop-in centre in Bristol, which includes conversations with three regular users.

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