Implementing the Community Care ( Direct Payments ) Act : Will the Supply of Personal Assistants meet the Demand and at what Price ?

@inproceedings{SCOURFIELD2005ImplementingTC,
  title={Implementing the Community Care ( Direct Payments ) Act : Will the Supply of Personal Assistants meet the Demand and at what Price ?},
  author={PETER SCOURFIELD},
  year={2005}
}
  • PETER SCOURFIELD
  • Published 2005
Direct payments are becoming an important means by which any disabled person can arrange their care in ways that give them more choice and control over how they are supported. A key part of this new freedom is the ability to employ personal assistants (PAs) on terms laid down by the direct payments user. While endorsing the basic principles underpinning direct payments, this article raises questions over whether the employment market in suitably skilled and competent PAs has been sufficiently… CONTINUE READING

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