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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2006): Social Care - UK - Community Care

Ready for customer-led homecare?

C. Patmore

Caring Times, Feb. 2006, p.28

Presents a vision of domiciliary care in which workers would respond flexibly to customers’ requests, instead of following a care plan set by social services. They would undertake a range of tasks to improve customers’ quality of life as well as ensuring their basic survival. These could include taking clients out for a walk, putting up Christmas decorations or helping to look after pets.

R. Johnson

Community Care, Feb.23rd-Mar. 1st 2006, p.38-39

The Supporting People National Strategy unveiled in November 2005 breaks down the artificial divide between social care and housing support. It proposes re-positioning the Supporting People programme as the broker of inter-agency partnerships to meet cross-cutting needs and the glue which binds other services together.

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