Care in the Community in the United Kingdom Dissertation or Thesis by scholl264

Care in the Community in the United Kingdom
An in-depth review of the situation in the UK regarding adult social care provision, at present and for the future.
# 103287 | 7,452 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2007 | GB
Published on May 01, 2008 in Sociology (Welfare) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)

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This paper provides an in-depth look at the provision of adult social care in the UK. The study uses secondary sources, Department of Health publications and documents, peer journals, and articles to ascertain the problems that adult social care faces. The author also looks at the future prospects of social care and the need to review and remould various programs according to the shifting circumstances of demand. The conclusion that emerges from this study is the need to match demand and maintain the relevance of social care to the community. A glossary of terms is provided at the end of the document.

Study Aims and Methodology
Characteristics of CCA
Eligibility Criteria
National Eligibility Framework
Local Financial Constraints
Reassessment of Need
Referrals, Assessments and Packages of Care Project
Community Care
Caring for Someone
Carer's Allowance (CA)
Who Qualifies for Carer's Allowance
How is the CA Paid
Beneficiary Friendly
Impact of Carers in the UK
Quality of Service Assessed by Recipients
Future Funding of Care
Long Term Future of Adult Care

From the Paper:

"When the conservative government of Margaret Thatcher passed the NHS and Community Care Act of 1990 (CCA), which was eventually implemented in 1993, it brought in some of the biggest changes to the welfare state since the Second World War.
"Even though community care, as a concept, has a long history, the Act finally acted upon the two-fold ideal that social care needs, firstly, to be delivered within local communities and, secondly, that care needs to be provided in a way that would respect the dignity and independence of those receiving it.
"Previously, social care was either ineffectively administered or decided on centrally. Following the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, the emphasis shifted from central to local government but, as the continued incarceration of mentally-handicapped people in government-run institutions illustrates, the move towards the local was neither complete nor respectful of individual rights. Only later, in 1980, were institutions for housing the mentally ill eventually abolished. Some six years later, as a result of the passing of the Disabled Persons Act, moves strengthened towards placing more emphasis on local authorities in the provision of services."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Audit Commission, retrieved on line on August 26 2006, from
  • Carers United Kingdom, retrieved on line on August 24 2006, from
  • Community Care Statistics 2003-04, retrieved on line on August 27 2006, from
  • Community Statistics, retrieved on line on August 27 2006, from
  • Direct Government, retrieved on line on August 27 2006,from

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