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By Joanna Bornat, Janet Leece

From a campaigning thought within the Nineteen Seventies, direct funds - the substitution of money for prone - became a key a part of united kingdom executive social care provision. This e-book charts the switch, significantly comparing development, take-up, inclusion and entry to direct funds by way of diverse consumer teams. With contributions from major campaigners, teachers, practitioners, direct cost clients and private assistants, the publication: presents an outline of the heritage of direct funds; provides findings from key study into direct funds and disabled humans, older humans, carers, individuals with psychological illnesses, individuals with studying problems and disabled teenagers; discusses the implementation and improvement of direct funds provision; compares advancements within the united kingdom with these in North the US. "Developments in Direct funds" is a crucial resource of knowledge for social paintings scholars and practitioners and others operating within the box of health and wellbeing and social care. The worthy, up to date facts and discussions in terms of care, independence and regulate can be of curiosity to clients and prone of aid and aid.

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Community Care, 30 May, pp 14–15. Hudson, B. ’, Health Service Journal, 23 June, pp 708–9. Kestenbaum, A. (1993) Making community care a reality:The Independent Living Fund, 1988-1993, London: RADAR. Leece, J. (2000) ‘It’s a matter of choice: making direct payments work in Staffordshire’, Practice, vol 12, no 4, pp 37-48. McCurry, P. (1999) ‘The direct route’, Community Care, 9-15 September, pp 20–1. , Brandon, D. and Given, D. (2000) ‘Making direct payments a choice: a report on the research findings’, Disability & Society, vol 15, no 1, pp 99-113.

Across the UK, these have assumed a number of different guises and have been set up by private or voluntary sector companies or established ‘in-house’ within social work departments. In Scotland, despite a concerted push to promote a user-led framework by key proponents like DPS (see DPS, 2002), a number of other providers have emerged. For the disability movement, this shift towards a ‘support market’ where the favoured user-led framework has been marginalised in some areas by other providers, has raised a number of concerns.

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