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Implementation of direct payments for people who use care services

The over-arching aim of the research is to evaluate the implementation of direct payments policy in Scotland. It will review the impact of the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002, identify why some people choose not to take up direct payments and examine differences in uptake between different client groups. Finally, it will identify good practice as well as barriers to effective implementation of the direct payments scheme by local authorities and support organisations.

Funder

Scottish Parliament

Project team

University of Edinburgh: Sheila Riddell, Jane Mulderrig, Linda Ahlgren.

University of Glasgow: Charlotte Pearson, Nick Watson, Hazel McFarlane, Victoria Williams

Start date

12 December, 2005

End date

6 June, 2006

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