Lewisham Case Management Scheme report to management group

Challis, David J. and von Abendorff, Richard (1992) Lewisham Case Management Scheme report to management group. Personal Social Services Research Unit (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

<p>A longstanding concern has been the need to develop more effective means for the collaboration and co-ordination of care in the community for people requiring long-term care. The Griffiths Report (Griffiths, 1988) highlighted the need to create effective models of case management to enable this co-ordination to occur, and this has become one of the bases of the White Paper: "Caring for People." (Cm 849), which stated the need "... to make proper assessment of need and good case management the cornerstone of high quality care..." (para 1.11). <p><p><p>The Lewisham Case Management Scheme involves the establishment and evaluation of a model of case management based on the principles of the original Kent Community Care Scheme in Thanet in the late 1970s and developed in Gateshead and Darlington. These schemes have involved the decentralisation of control of resources to front line social workers acting as case managers, so that they can devise more flexible and appropriate packages of care to meet the needs of very vulnerable elderly people. The Lewisham project is unique in so much as it focuses on providing care to people with a dementing illness and their carers, living in their own homes, and the service will be based in an established multi-disciplinary and multi-agency community mental health team for the elderly.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 00:58
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 10:06
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27230 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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