Understanding Public Services and Markets: Summary Paper of the Report Commissioned by the King's Fund for the Care Services Inquiry (for full version see DP2111/4)

Netten, A.P. and Darton, R.A. and Davey, V. and Kendall, J. and Knapp, M.R.J. and Williams, J.M. and Fernández, J.L. and Forder, J.E. (2005) Understanding Public Services and Markets: Summary Paper of the Report Commissioned by the King's Fund for the Care Services Inquiry (for full version see DP2111/4). Personal Social Services Research Unit (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

<p>The King’s Fund has established a Committee of Inquiry to consider care services for older people in London and whether there are likely to be sufficient care services of the right design and quality to meet needs in the short and longer term future. Much care provision, particularly social care services, now takes place in the context of market conditions. PSSRU were commissioned to produce an analysis of social care markets to inform the Inquiry, covering their operation, the role of public bodies and potential and actual levers that could be used to influence the market. The results of this are reported elsewhere.1 This summary draws out the main messages of that report. <p><p><p>We start by describing the nature of the social care market, including the objectives of social care, the extent of public and private purchasing and provision, and factors affecting demand and supply, before turning to an analysis of the performance of that market. The reasons why various problems have arisen are explored together with a discussion of likely future challenges. We end by discussing ways that public bodies might address these.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
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 01:27
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 10:55
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27336 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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