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Social Care for Older People: The Growth of Independent-Sector Provision in the UK

Sarah Harper

in Families in Ageing Societies

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199251162
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602740 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251169.003.0009
 Social Care for Older People: The Growth of Independent-Sector Provision in the UK

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This chapter examines the growth of independent sector provision of eldercare in the UK. It discusses the Labour and Conservative government policies that shaped the provider side of care markets. It highlights some implications of the growth of independent sector provision for the family.

Keywords: elder care; independent sector; United Kingdom; social care; social policy

Chapter.  8584 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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