By Roger Hadley
This text-book examines the coverage and organizational context for group care, and contains interviews and case stories, exhibiting how neighborhood care is (or isn't) operating in the components of take care of the aged, studying disabilities, psychological future health and actual disabilities.
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In addition to the main proposals of the Griffiths report described above, SSDs as lead agencies were given responsibility, in conjunction with others, to publish clear plans for the development of community care services; they also were required to establish inspection units at arm's length from their own management to inspect residential homes in their own organization and in the independent sector. 6) Preliminary reactions The goals of the proposed reforms, to enhance the independence of people needing care and to centre services on their needs, met with widespread support.
He thought that overall in the last eighteen months the overriding pressure was that of not being able to deliver the sort of service that they had thought important. However, more recently he knew that the big stress was whether or not they would keep a job. In earlier rounds of reorganization there had been people in their fifties who had decided for themselves that they couldn't work to the new pressures and systems and took early retirement. Now, however, increasingly it was good younger managers who were facing job loss and did not know how they were going to pay the mortgage.
Initially appointed in 1990 with a brief for planning and Managers and generalists 25 service development, her first responsibility was to implement the provisions of the Children Act of 1989. Subsequently, she was responsible for making the changes in complaints procedures and inspection required by the community care legislation which had to be implemented by 1991. Finally, after the election of the Conservatives for a fourth term and when the council reluctantly accepted the need to implement the community care legislation in its entirety, it was her job to plan and manage through the changes, and then to become the overall manager of the community care services.
Care in Chaos: Frustration and Challenge in Community Care by Roger Hadley