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The marketisation of care: rationales and consequences in Nordic and liberal care regimes

Authors:
BRENNAN Deborah, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of European Social Policy, 22(4), 2012, pp.377-391.
Publisher:
Sage

The use of markets and market mechanisms to deliver care is one of the most significant and contentious ways in which welfare states have been transformed. This article examines debates and policies concerning the marketisation of eldercare and childcare in Sweden, England and Australia. It shows how market discourses and practices intersect with, reinforce or challenge traditions and existing policies and examines whether care markets deliver user empowerment and greater efficiency. Markets for eldercare and childcare have developed in uneven and context specific ways with varying consequences. Both politics and policy history help to shape market outcomes.

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Why homes must adapt to survive

Author:
PITT Vern
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 7.4.11, 2011, pp.22-24.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

As care homes come to terms with fewer local authorities contracts and the promotion of independent living, this article highlights some of the challenges facing them. Wood Grange, a care home in Lincolnshire which also offers day services and respite care, is provided to show that care homes do have a future.

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Private rented extra care: a new market?

Author:
MILLER Lawrence
Publisher:
DH Care Networks. Housing Learning and Improvement Network
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
16p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

The Factsheet examines whether there is a market for extra care housing in the private rented sector, and if so, what role it might play within care choices available to older people. This report concludes that there is some evidence to suggest that for the right product, in the right location, older people may be willing to switch tenure from owner occupation to private renting. However, the reported popularity of ordinary retirement schemes for private rent and the importance of factors such as location and image, suggest there may be demand for a streamlined model at market rents. A model that provided good quality, accessible accommodation, with minimal communal facilities but with the availability of 24 hour care and support, may have wide appeal across all sectors.

Journal article

Breaking the mould: new trajectories in the domiciliary care of older people in Ireland

Authors:
DOYLE Martha, TIMONEN Virpi
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Social Welfare, 17(4), October 2008, pp.324-332.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

This article reviews the development of domiciliary care services for older people in Ireland over the last decade. It reveals three central developments, namely (i) the first steps, in the Irish context, towards a quasi-market; (ii) the introduction of cash-for-care and the subsequent notable segmentation of care tasks among three provider groups; and (iii) a rapidly increasing reliance on for-profit private home care providers. The authors conclude that while the Irish social care regime is still anchored in important ways in the primacy of informal (family) care and the subsidiarity principle, it has broken path-dependency by evolving towards an increasingly complex mix of public, not-for-profit and for-profit provision and financing. The most policy-relevant aspect of this new constellation is the lack of a regulatory framework that would enable the State to monitor the multiple and diverse providers with the view to ensuring the quality of home care services.

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Elder abuse in France

Author:
OGG Jim
Journal article citation:
Social Work in Europe, 2(3), 1995, pp.8-11.
Publisher:
Russell House

In France many health and social care practitioners are becoming aware that despite considerable economic resources directed towards health and social care provision for old age, there is a widening gap between those who receive an adequate or more than adequate level of services and those who are excluded. For those older people faced with disability or ill health, home and family will be their main source of support. A growth in unregulated private home-care by individuals and agencies means that this sector mostly consists of untrained and unqualified staff with no support. The possibility of abuse and exploitation in such circumstances therefore remains open. This article investigates elder abuse in France and ways in which French health, social and legal services operate in promoting the welfare of older people.

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Preparing for a Trust

Author:
DUFFIELD Mike
Journal article citation:
Elders the Journal of Care and Practice, 2(3), August 1993, pp.37-45.

Advice for managers and staff of local authority residential homes which are taking on Trust status.

Journal article

Home unrest

Author:
COHEN Phil
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 4.8.93, 1993, p.21.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Nursing home owners say community care is ruining them and is stopping many elderly people from getting the specialist care they need.

Journal article

Bring in the new

Author:
CARROLL Nicola
Journal article citation:
Care Weekly, 29.4.93, 1993, p.12.

Looks at the challenges involved in refurbishing a residential home. Safety requirements and individual choice have to be met within a set budget.

Journal article

Get a grip on safety

Author:
CARROLL Nicola
Journal article citation:
Care Weekly, 25.4.93, 1993, p.15.

In 1990 10 people died from scalding in bathrooms in residential care homes in England and Wales. Measures for improving safety in bathrooms are examined.

Book

Financing elderly people in independent sector homes: the future; proceedings of an ageing update conference held on 25 June 1992 at Canterbury Hall, University of London

Editor:
MORTON Jane
Publisher:
Age Concern Institute of Gerontology
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
57p.,tables.
Place of publication:
London

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