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

HOME, SWEET HOME

J. Dow

Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 12, Feb. 2004, p.9-11

Local authorities commonly adopt upper cost policies with regard to domiciliary care. If the cost of the domiciliary care package exceeds the cost of a nursing home place, the local authority can refuse to pay. The article discusses the practical problems involved in this approach.

SING THE EVIDENCE TO DEVELOP QUALITY ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

G. Mountain

Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 12, Feb. 2004, p.14-26

In recent years, policymakers have become increasingly aware of the potential of assistive technology services to maintain older and disabled people in their own homes. The paper shows how research evidence can be used to inform the development of these services.

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