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Clients, Consumers or Citizens?The Privatisation of Adult Social Care in England$
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Bob Hudson

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781447355694

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447355694.001.0001

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Dilemmas in the commissioning of adult social care

Dilemmas in the commissioning of adult social care

(p.31) 3 Dilemmas in the commissioning of adult social care
Clients, Consumers or Citizens?

Bob Hudson

Policy Press

Chapter 3 looks at dilemmas in commissioning. Now that the ‘purchaser-provider split’ is entrenched, what judgement can we make of how well commissioning has lived up to expectations? How is the concept being understood and interpreted? What are its strengths and weaknesses?

Keywords:   Local Authority Commissioning, Direct Payments, ‘Self-Funders’, Austerity

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