Developments in direct payments

Edited by Janet Leece and Joanna Bornat

Developments in direct payments

Edited by Janet Leece and Joanna Bornat

Distributed for Bristol University Press

320 pages
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781861346537 Published January 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781861346544 Published January 2006 For sale in North and South America only
This book charts the change, critically evaluating progress, take-up, inclusion and access to direct payments by different user groups. With contributions from leading campaigners, academics, practitioners, direct payment users and personal assistants, the book provides an overview of the history of direct payments; presents findings from key research into direct payments and disabled people, older people, carers, people with mental health problems, people with learning difficulties and disabled children; discusses the implementation and development of direct payments provision and compares developments in the UK with those in North America.Developments in direct payments is an important source of information for social work students and practitioners and others working in the field of health and social care. The useful, up-to-date evidence and discussions relating to care, independence and control will also be of interest to users and providers of help and support.
Introduction ~ Joanna Bornat

Section 1: Setting the scene
An overview of the implementation and development of direct payments ~ Jon Glasby and Rosemary Littlechild
Direct payments in Scotland ~ Charlotte Pearson
North American approaches to individualised planning and direct funding ~ Peggy Hutchison, John Lord and Brian Salisbury

Section 2: Policy into practice
Direct payments and autonomy: issues for people with learning difficulties ~ Val Williams and Andrew Holman
"It's meant that, well, I'm living a life now": older people's experience of direct payments ~ Heather Clark
"Direct what?" Exploring the suitability of direct payments for people with mental health problems ~ Julie Ridley
Overcoming barriers to the take-up of direct payments by parents of disabled children ~ Jeanne Carlin and Christine Lenehan

Section 3: Voices of experience

Section 4: Reporting from the field
Implementing direct payments: a support organisation perspective ~ Etienne d'Aboville
The Direct Payments Development Fund ~ Frances Hasler
An experience of the Direct Payments Development Fund ~ Rob Wilson and Kathryn Gilbert
Carers and direct payments ~ Margaret Fletcher

Section 5: Working with direct payments
"It's not like being at work": a study to investigate stress and job satisfaction in employees of direct payments users ~ Janet Leece
Direct payments and the employment relationship: some insights from cross-national research ~ Clare Ungerson
Can intensive support widen access to direct payments? ~ Laura Luckhurst
Care managers and direct payments ~ Annette Lomas

Section 6: Developments in direct payments
Direct payments and health ~ Caroline Glendinning
The future of direct payments ~ Jon Glasby, Caroline Glendinning and Rosemary Littlechild
Holding the dream: direct payments and independent living ~ Frances Hasler
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