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Martin Powell, Linda Bauld, and Karen Clarke

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346704

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.001.0001

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Personal Social Services

Personal Social Services

(p.85) Five Personal Social Services
Social Policy Review 17

Netten Ann

Policy Press

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

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