Developments in direct payments

Leece, Janet and Bornat, Joanna eds. (2006). Developments in direct payments. Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.



From a campaigning concept in the 1970s, direct payments - the substitution of cash for services - have become a key part of UK government social care provision. This book charts the change, critically evaluating progress, take-up, inclusion and access to direct payments by different groups. With contributions from leading campaigners, academics, practitioners, direct payment users and personal assistants this book:
- provides an overview of the history of direct payments
- presents findings from key research into direct payments an disabled people, older people, carers, people with mental health problems, people with learning difficulties and disabled children
- discusses the implementation and development of direct payments provison
= compares developments in the UK with those in North America

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