Journal Article

Implementing Care Management: Issues in Relation to the New Community Care

JANE LEWIS, PENNY BERNSTOCK, VIRGINIA BOVELL and FIONA WOOKEY

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 27, issue 1, pages 5-24
Published in print February 1997 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online February 1997 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.bjsw.a011196
Implementing Care Management: Issues in Relation to the New Community Care

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The official guidance on the new policy of community care emphasized care management as the means of securing needs-led services, together with user empowerment and choice. This paper uses data from eighteen months intensive fieldwork in five local authorities, first, to examine the very different interpretations of care management in these authorities; secondly, to examine two major sources of difficulty in the implementation of care management systems—the simultaneous development of purchaser/provider splits, and the tension between needs and resources—and, finally, to draw some conclusions about the implications of care management for social workers.

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Subjects: Social Work

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