Free personal care in Scotland: A narrative review

Dickinson, Helen and Glasby, Jon and Forder, Julien E. and Beesley, Lucinda (2007) Free personal care in Scotland: A narrative review. British Journal of Social Work, 37 (3). pp. 459-474. ISSN 0045-3102. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The advent of free personal care for older people was a defining moment in the development of UK political devolution. After all the controversy surrounding the 1999 Royal Commission on Long Term Care, Scotland's decision to implement the main recommendations of the Sutherland Committee was a decisive break from Whitehall's approach and seemed to offer a key opportunity to learn from the implications of this policy for an English context. Against this background, this paper summarizes the origins, nature and impact of free personal care, providing a narrative review of the policy to date

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: personal care; policy; Scotland
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Louise Dorman
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2008 12:17
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 15:40
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