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Integrating Carers into the Service System: Six Strategic Responses

Twigg, Julia (1993) Integrating Carers into the Service System: Six Strategic Responses. Ageing and Society, 13 . pp. 141-170. ISSN 0144-686X.

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ABSTRACT This paper discusses the mechanisms whereby the needs and interests of carers might be integrated into the service delivery system. Over the last decade, informal care has emerged as a major subject for research and discussion, and much work has been undertaken exploring the experiences, burdens and needs of carers. Carers are increasingly recognised as central to community care, but little work has so far addressed the means whereby their needs and interests might be integrated within mainstream service provision. The mechanisms for achieving this are underdeveloped. This paper puts forward six possible strategic responses, and discusses the merits and demerits of each. The responses are: taking evaluation a step further; consumerism; case management; performance or service indicators; rights; and targets. The issues raised in the discussion

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Julia Twigg
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 11:54 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68251 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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