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Cash for care

Author:
SHAMASH Jack
Journal article citation:
Children Now, 04.01.06, 2006, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Haymarket

For parent with disabled children flexibility is crucial when it comes to support, and direct payments form local authorities can provide this. This article looks at some local authorities that are making the system work and some of the issues that other authorities are finding problematic.

Journal article

Getting it straight

Author:
PEARSON Charlotte
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 07.12.04, 2004, p.36.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Disabled People and Direct Payments is a two-year study currently being undertaken by researchers at the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leeds. It is the first to identify the differences in the positioning of policy, and experiences of the disabled people across the UK and includes a comparative study on the use of direct payments across the UK.

Journal article

A brighter future for direct payments

Author:
STEVENS Simon
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 18(1), 2004, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

A central difficulty of the current status of direct payments support is that it has a monopolistic position. Organisations providing support are funded and therefore controlled by local authorities, more interested in value for money and targets that actually supporting disabled people as they wish. Looks to the future and considers 2 possible solutions. One, mid-term, would be a free market approach, the other, more radical and long term, a personal assistance agency or management service.

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In direct contrast

Author:
DOBSON Alex
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 48, 5.11.03, 2003, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Looks at why there are still so few people receiving direct payments.

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Direct payments: the impact on choice and control for disabled people

Authors:
WITCHER Sally, et al
Publisher:
The Stationery Office
Publication year:
2000
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
Journal article

Councils criticised for disappointing progress on direct payments

Author:
FRUIN David
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 7(2), December 2000, pp.34-38.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

Summarises the findings of the recent report, ' New Directions for Independent Living' , by the Social Services Inspectorate.

Journal article

Wanted caring employees

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 1.6.00, 2000, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Disabled people can exercise more control over their care by using direct payments. The author talks to users about the difference that direct payments have made in their lives.

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Implementing direct payments

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

The Community Care (Direct Payments) Act 1996 introduced direct payments, allowing some disabled people to purchase the provision of their own support. In 1997, a pilot project was established in Norfolk, to consider the implementation of direct payments in a largely rural county. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation supported the pilot scheme by funding a researcher to assist with an evaluation of the project.

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Directing support: report from a workshop on direct payments and black and minority ethnic disabled people

Editors:
BUTT Jabeer, BIGNALL Tracey, STONE Emma
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
54p.,list of orgs.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
York

Report exploring some of the issues that the implementation of The Direct Payments Act 1996 raises for black and minority ethnic disabled people. Based on a consultation seminar attended by black and minority ethnic disabled people and representatives from black voluntary groups. Issues discussed include: defining direct payments; what barriers exist in accessing direct payments; how black and minority ethnic disabled people want to be supported; and examples of good practice. Also includes an agenda for action.

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To the beat of a different drum

Author:
TAYLOR Ron
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 2(4), June 1996, pp.9-10.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

The author, director of community services, Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, and chair of the Association of Directors of Social Services Disabilities Committee, looks at the implementation of the direct payments legislation.

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