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The motivations of domiciliary care providers in england: new concepts new findings

Kendall, Jeremy, Matosevic, Tihana, Forder, Julien E., Hardy, Brian, Knapp, Martin R J., Ware, Patricia (2003) The motivations of domiciliary care providers in england: new concepts new findings. Journal of Social Policy, 32 (4). pp. 489-511. ISSN 0047-2794. (doi:10.1017/S0047279403007128) (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) (KAR id:382)

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Abstract

The independent sector domiciliary care market has always been an integral part of the social care system in England, but has become especially important in recent years. Its smooth running is crucial for the delivery of an effective community care policy. This paper argues that the motivations of these providers is an important aspect of this system's functioning, and derives a typology which captures the most important ingredients which theory and practice suggest should be taken into account in this regard. Four provider types are identified; they can be labelled satisfied team players; demoralised isolates; ambivalence-experiencing go-getters; and ambivalence-experiencing quiet lifers. The categories reflect both the balance of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, and these providers' situational contexts, including the nature of the relationships developed with local authority purchasers. The latter exert exceptional power and influence in social care markets in England.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0047279403007128
Uncontrolled keywords: domiciliary care motivations england
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Samantha Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/382 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kendall, Jeremy: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1139-0844
Forder, Julien E.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7793-4328
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