Social care markets in England: early postreform experiences

Knapp, Martin R J. and Wistow, Gerald (1996) Social care markets in England: early postreform experiences. Social Service Review, 70 (3). pp. 355-377. ISSN 0037-7961. (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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Recent discussions of health and social care in the United Kingdom have been dominated by the 1990 National Health Service and Community Care Act. A core dimension of the act was to encourage greater mixing of the ''economy of care,'' specifically, greater pluralism in provision, more systematic regulation of practice and assurance of quality, and (in the longer term) greater variety of funding sources. The result has been the development of social care markets. In this article, we describe the mixed economy reforms and early evidence regarding success. The main issues concern development of social care markets and the implications for local authorities of their new purchasing roles.

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Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
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