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

CARE, VALUES AND SUPPORT IN LOCAL SELF-HELP GROUPS

F. Williams

Social Policy and Society, Vol.3, 2004, p.431-438

The article examines the role of local self-help groups and voluntary organisations, with particular emphasis on groups focusing on partnering and parenting.

IN THE CARE CORNER

P. Gosling

Public Finance, July 23rd-29th 2004, p.26-27

The article reports an interview with Stephen Ladyman, Minister for Community Care, in which he calls for extension of direct payments to give users more control over the services they receive. Social Services Departments should no longer provide services directly or even assess needs, but should focus on strategic planning.

PARTY PIECES

Community Care, Oct. 14th-20th 2004, p.36-38

The article compares Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat policies on child welfare, mental health, disability and youth justice.

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