Buying Independence: Using Direct Payments to Integrate Health and Social Services

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Policy Press, May 1, 2000 - Social Science - 53 pages
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Drawing on the perspectives of disabled people, personal assistants and health professionals and managers, this topical new book explores how direct payments can improve further the integration of services, and enhance users' control over an ever wider range of regular daily routines.
Buying independence will inform future policy developments and contribute to better professional practice in supporting independent living. It is important reading for managers and organisers of direct payment schemes, Independent Living Schemes and disability organisations involved in supporting direct payment users; community health services professionals and managers; and health authorities and local authority social services strategic planners/purchasers.
It will also be of interest to academics and researchers in the fields of community care, health and social care, and disability studies.

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