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

DIRECT PAYMENTS

J. Dow

Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 12, Apr. 2004, p.20-23

Local authorities now have a duty to offer direct payments as an alternative to arranging provision of all community care services, with the exception of permanent residential care. The article considers the implications of this in relation to best value, mental capacity and employer's liability.

 

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