By Joanna Bornat, Janet Leece
From a campaigning suggestion within the Seventies, direct funds - the substitution of money for prone - became a key a part of united kingdom executive social care provision. This publication charts the switch, significantly comparing growth, take-up, inclusion and entry to direct funds via various consumer teams. With contributions from major campaigners, lecturers, practitioners, direct fee clients and private assistants, the ebook: presents an summary of the heritage of direct funds; provides findings from key examine into direct funds and disabled humans, older humans, carers, individuals with psychological illnesses, individuals with studying problems and disabled childrens; discusses the implementation and improvement of direct funds provision; compares advancements within the united kingdom with these in North the United States. "Developments in Direct funds" is a vital resource of knowledge for social paintings scholars and practitioners and others operating within the box of well-being and social care. The priceless, up to date facts and discussions in relation to care, independence and keep an eye on can also be of curiosity to clients and services of aid and aid.
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Notably, 72% of payments (606) were made to persons with physical impairments, and take-up for persons with learning difficulties and mental health problems remains fairly marginal. However, the main area of increase is for older people, since a third of all claimants are now aged 65 or over, compared to only 7% in 2001. 1 show, there is a concentration of direct payments in England, with a far more restricted spread elsewhere. In looking at these figures in more detail, preliminary analysis for the ESRC study identified two key factors which appeared to impact on this pattern: political control and the type of direct payment support scheme in place (Riddell et al, 2005).
And Stephenson, D. (1999) ‘Working with poor communities: social and community work in the UK – one hundred years of change and continuity’, Unpublished paper presented at Association House, Chicago, IL, 20 October. Dawson, C. (2000) Independent successes: Implementing direct payments, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. DH (Department of Health) (1990) Community care in the next decade and beyond: Policy guidance, London: DH. DH (1997) Community Care (Direct Payments) Act 1996: Policy and practice guidance, London: DH.
Within this local authority, staff involved in the direct payments project came from physical impairment teams and were more likely to be aware of a previous indirect payments project and familiar with the concept of users employing their own personal assistants. In contrast, managers of mental health or learning difficulty teams were not conversant with the direct payments scheme and there was a widespread assumption that people with learning difficulties and mental health problems would not be able to manage direct payments.