Evaluating Community Care Services for Older People

Bleddyn Davies, Linda Bauld, John Chesterman, Jose-Luis Fernandez, Ken Judge

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Abstract

The community care reforms announced in the white paper Caring for People in 1989, which began to be implemented in 1993, had a number of objectives. The most important goals in terms of their direct impact on recipients are: - to target home-based services on those people whose need for them is greatest so as to enable more of them ‘to live as normal a life as possible in their own homes'; - to ensure that practical assistance for carers is given a high priority in recognition of the fact that they ‘need help and support if they are to continue to carry out their role'; and - to develop care management so that packages of care are ‘designed in line with individual needs and circumstances' to ‘secure better value for taxpayers' money'. An assessment of the extent to which progress is being made in achieving these objectives would be appropriate at any time, but it is even more important so early in the life of a new government that has been engaged upon a major review of public services. This brief document aims to provide an overview of some early results from an Evaluation of Community Care for Elderly People (ECCEP).
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-23
Number of pages23
Volume2
Specialist publicationECCEP Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 1998

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