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Welfare Reform on the Web (February 2005): Social Care - UK - Community Care

CAN A NEW DAY CENTRE DAWN?

A.U. Sale

Community Care, Jan. 20th-26th 2005, p.30-31

Day centres for older and disabled people are regarded by some professionals as outdated and limited in the support they can offer.

EFFECTS OF INFORMAL CARE ON PAID-WORK PARTICIPATION IN GREAT BRITAIN: A LIFECOURSE PERSPECTIVE

U. Henz

Ageing and Society, vol.24, 2004, p.851-880

Article uses data from the 1994-95 Family and Working Lives Survey to explore the impact of informal caring for an elderly, sick or disabled relative on labour market attachment. Results show that one third of all informal carers had not been employed when they started caring. One third said that their caring had no effect on their work arrangements, and the remaining third reported adjusting their working arrangements, either by stopping work temporarily or by reducing their hours.

ELECTRONIC ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY: BENEFITS FOR ALL?

J. Garland

Housing, Care and Support, vol. 7, Dec. 2004, p.13-17

Technology is beginning to provide systems to help older and disabled people remain in their own homes. However telecare raises ethical issues about invasion of privacy as the systems are designed to store intimate information about a person's daily life. Telecare could also increase social isolation by reducing contact between carers and users.

EXTRA CARE HOUSING: REMODELLING FOR THE FUTURE

T. Clarke

Housing, Care and Support, vol.7, Dec. 2004, p.9-12

Extra Care housing provides a comprehensive accommodation and social care service which aims to meet a range of tenant needs on site. Much of the new provision of Extra Care housing is being developed from existing sheltered housing schemes.

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