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Welfare Reform on the Web (February 2000): Social Care - UK - Community Care

QUALITY STANDARDS FOR LOCAL CARER SUPPORT SERVICES

Quality Standards Steering Group

London: King's Fund: 1999

Draft standards for carer support services propose that:

  • comprehensive, accurate and appropriate information should be available;
  • services should be accessible and responsive to individual needs;
  • breaks from care should be offered;
  • services should work in partnership with the carer and the person being supported;
  • services should offer emotional support and be sensitive to individual needs;
  • services should help to maintain the well-being of carers by offering training and personal development opportunities;
  • services should provide an effective voice for carers.

REGENERATION IN HULL: IT'S POTENTIAL IMPACT ON COMMUNITY CARE

J. Wardle, A. Turner and E. Washer

Managing Community Care, vol. 7, Oct. 1999, p. 17-22

Case study on inter-agency collaboration in Hull focusing on an Integrated Intermediate Care Scheme. The service comprises a multi-agency group of staff, who provide intensive support in people's homes or in identified beds in residential homes for 24 hours a day if necessary, and for up to six weeks.

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