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The false narrative about personal budgets in England: smoke and mirrors?

Slasberg, Colin and Beresford, Peter (2016) 'The false narrative about personal budgets in England: smoke and mirrors?' Disability and Society, 31 (8). 1132 - 1137. ISSN 0968-7599

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Abstract

Successive governments have supported ‘personal budgets’ as the route to transforming social care. However, this article outlines how the evidence has been constructed in a way that creates a narrative about personal budgets which is misleading. It is a narrative that continues to dominate the national strategy. The consequence is that the care system remains set in a dysfunctional, two-tier state. For the bottom tier, comprising over 90%, we argue there has not been, nor will there be under the current strategy, any transformation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personal budgets, evidence, policy, UK government
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2016 15:49
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18061

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