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Personal Social Services

Netten Ann

in Social Policy Review 17

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346704
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303442 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.003.0006
Personal Social Services

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This chapter studies social service reform, specifically on adult Personal Social Services. The author uses the social production of welfare approach as an analytical framework to identify whether recent policies are, or have the potential to be, effective. The chapter provides a description of the current trends in policy and practice, including the continued shift to maintain more individuals in their own homes and to increase their choice and independence through the promotion of policies. It also includes a critical assessment of the continued emphasis on performance measurement and targets in social care.

Keywords: social service reform; Personal Social Services; social production; welfare approach; promotion of policies; performance measurement

Chapter.  6376 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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