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Title: Free Personal Care for Older People in Scotland: Issues and Implications
Authors: Bowes, Alison
Bell, David
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Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Bowes A & Bell D (2007) Free Personal Care for Older People in Scotland: Issues and Implications, Social Policy and Society, 6 (3), pp. 435-445.
Abstract: Drawing on recent quantitative and qualitative research, we consider lessons of the Scottish policy of free personal care for older people. The policy is embedded in political debates about devolution and interacts with various changing policies on care and support for older people. Evaluation is complicated by these interactions and by gaps in relevant data, especially concerning costs. Operationally, policy implementation has presented varying difficulties for local authorities. For clients and informal carers it remains popular, but is part of a service-led model of provision which does not reflect their own views of their care and support needs.
Type: Journal Article
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Rights: Published in Social Policy and Society. Copyright: Cambridge University Press.; Social Policy and Society, Volume 6, Issue 3, July 2007, pp. 435 - 445, published by Cambridge University Press. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2007.;
Affiliation: Faculty of Social Sciences

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