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Social Policy Review 28Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2016$
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Menno Fenger, John Hudson, and Catherine Needham

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447331797

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447331797.001.0001

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Personalised care funding in Norway: a case of gradual co-production

Personalised care funding in Norway: a case of gradual co-production

(p.233) Twelve Personalised care funding in Norway: a case of gradual co-production
Social Policy Review 28

Karen Christensen

Policy Press

In this chapter, using a case analysis of personal assistance in Norway, the author argues that it is fruitful to combine the concepts of personalisation and co-production. Co-production represents a stronger version of personalisation, but there are also different strengths of coproduction, implying gradual manifestations of user involvement and participation. Through exploring the history of the Norwegian personal assistance model, BPA, the chapter considers different interplays between personalisation and co-production. It concludes that there is the highest level of personalisation where the professionals are no longer directly involved because the users are self-organised. While this obviously is the future policy aim of some users, this will not be an option for others. The right to BPA will provide a future dividing line between those who possibly will be viewed as able to reach this self-organising level, and those for whom the welfare state will still be very important.

Keywords:   Norway, personalisation, co-production, personal assistance, welfare state

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