Department of Health
London: 2003 (HSC 2003/009) (LAC  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.
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.
Association of Directors of Social Services
Presents a range of illustrative examples of good practice in the commissioning of care services from voluntary sector providers by local authorities.
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.