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Post-reform community care for elderly people: who gets how much of what service?

Authors:
DAVIES Bleddyn, FERNANDEZ Jose, WARBURTON Raymond
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 3(2), December 1996, pp.25-30.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

Evaluates community care reforms in terms of services for older people and how well they are targeted. Looks at the issues relating to the effects on the services and the cost implications.

Book

Decentralised budgeting and care for the elderly

Authors:
CHALLIS David, DAVIES Bleddyn
Publisher:
University of Kent. Personal Social Services Research Unit
Publication year:
1988
Pagination:
24p., tables.
Place of publication:
Canterbury

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Heineken and matching processes in the Thanet community care project: an empirical test of their relative importance

Authors:
DAVIES Bleddyn, MISSIAKOULIS Spyros
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Social Work, 18(Supplement), 1988, pp.55-78.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

An analysis of the effect and interaction of different processes in the provision of care, aimed at improving psychological well-being and compensating for functional deficits.

Book

Case management in community care: an evaluated experiment in the home care of the elderly

Authors:
CHALLIS David, DAVIES Bleddyn
Publisher:
Gower
Publication year:
1986
Pagination:
289p., tables, diags., bibliog
Place of publication:
Aldershot
Journal article

A new approach to community care for the elderly

Authors:
CHALLIS David, DAVIES Bleddyn
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Social Work, 10(1), 1980, pp.1-18.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Argues that only a limited number of service innovations can be introduced into an organisation at one time. Innovation in community care of the elderly is an urgent necessity, and the Kent Community Care Scheme is such an innovation.

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Securing good care for older people: taking a long-term view

Author:
DAVIES Bleddyn
Journal article citation:
Ageing Horizons, 6, 2007, Online only
Publisher:
Oxford Institute of Ageing
Place of publication:
Oxford

The paper aims to explain and evaluate two key features of Securing Good Care for Older People, the Wanless Report on alternative mechanisms for funding long-term care of older people. The first is the new elements of the methodology for evaluating the alternatives. The paper argues that more successfully than previously and analyses in other countries, these elements focus attention on what are really the core issues: the means and ends which are the unique foci of long-term care, and estimates of the consequences of alternatives for them. By doing so, the report faces the politicians and policy analysis and research communities with a formidable challenge, to master and contribute to the development of the new framework and evidence. Failure to meet the challenge will increases the risk that the policy system will reinforce rather than weaken causes of gross inequity and inefficiency caused by the under-funding of long-term care seemingly unanswerably demonstrated by the report. The second key feature is the type of funding model the Report recommends given expected changes in the balance between demands and public expenditure. It is argued that the report’s analysis as successfully transforms the state of the argument about this as much as about the framework, methodology and evidence for evaluating alternatives, demonstrating the relative weakness of models widely advocated a decade ago. Part 2 discusses how to build on the Report. It discusses the framing of issues and the analysis of evidence for each of the key foci of the report’s main contribution to evaluation methodology. Finally the paper discusses whether the recommended model would be the wisest choice given the environment likely during the next few decades.

Journal article

Public spending levels for social care of older people: why we must call in the debt

Author:
DAVIES Bleddyn
Journal article citation:
Policy and Politics, 35(4), October 2007, pp.719-726.
Publisher:
Policy Press

The author debates the funding of social care for older people.

Book

Financing long-term social care: challenges for the nineties; paper for the Esmee Fairbairn workshop, Cambridge, September 1988

Author:
DAVIES Bleddyn
Publisher:
University of Kent. Personal Social Services Research Unit
Publication year:
1988
Pagination:
26p., tables, bibliog.
Place of publication:
Canterbury

Suggests ways of improving the mechanisms for financing long-term social care for old people.

Journal article

Improving equity and efficiency in British community care

Authors:
DAVIES Bleddyn, KNAPP Martin
Journal article citation:
Social Policy and Administration, 28(3), September 1994, pp.263-285.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

The reform of community and long-term care has been an important theme of policy development around the world during the last decade. British community care is a particularly interesting and impressive example of changes which have parallels in other countries. They include: achieving greater flexibility in the response to the needs and wishes of users and carers; containing costs increases and achieving greater cost-effectiveness; consolidation of structures; competition, variety and choice in a mixed economy; care management and assessment; clarity in targeting; improvement of mechanisms for orchestrating the system. Reviews the evidence on equity and efficiency in British community care: resources, needs and outcomes, and, in particular, targeting and the production of welfare.

Book

Costs needs and outcomes in residential and community-based care of the elderly: towards the quantification of optimal targeting criteria: prepared for the conference "Les Institutions Sanitaires et Sociales Face au Vieillisement" ... September 1988

Author:
DAVIES Bleddyn
Publisher:
University of Kent. Personal Social Services Research Unit
Publication year:
1988
Pagination:
27p., tables, bibliog.
Place of publication:
Canterbury

Looks at costs and outcomes of community and residential services for the elderly.

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