Direct Choices - What councils need to make direct payments happen for people with learning disabilities
A new publication developed by Values into Action on behalf of the Department of Health for local authorities. Through best practice examples, it provides help and advice on encouraging and supporting people with learning disabilities to take up direct payments.
Direct Payments are cash payments made in lieu of social service provisions, to individuals who have been assessed as needing services.
People who are eligible for direct payments - cash in lieu of social services- can use them to pay close relatives who don't live in their household to provide them with care, Health Minister Stephen Ladyman clarified today.
Health Minister, Stephen Ladyman, today announced the results of the first bidding round to the Direct Payments Development Fund.
Health Minister Stephen Ladyman, today allocated funding of £4.5 million to 44 charities to create and boost schemes encouraging people to take up direct payments (cash in lieu of social services).
Graphics files from the multimedia pack used by local councils and voluntary organisations to promote the Direct Payments scheme
Question and answers about reforms to the NHS finance system.
Health Secretary, Alan Milburn, used his first major speech today to set out the government's determination to end the post code lottery of care standards in social services.
Government response to the Health Select Committee third report of session 2001 - 02 on delayed discharges: Cmd 5645
This Command Paper sets out the Government 's response to the Health Select Committee 's Third Report of the Session 2001-02 on Delayed Discharges.
GMS 2 December 2003 – Letter to PCT directors of finance: Calculation of aspiration payments for the Quality and Outcomes Framework
Letter to PCT directors of finance: calculation of aspiration payments for the Quality and Outcomes Framework.
Examples of freedoms and flexibilities clarified through the LPSA process.
As with other NHS staff groups, the system of pay and contract for Chief Executives and Directors is being modernised.
Statistics and surveys
produced by the Department of Health for England
Speech by Stephen Ladyman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community, 9 August 2004: Better Living for Older People Conference
Details of speech by Stephen Ladyman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community, 9 August 2004: Better Living for Older People Conference
Objectives for Social Services
What are the Key Thresholds (formerly known as the Key Performance Indicators)? Given the tightening of this performance indicator, the Victoria Climbie indicator audit assessment has been removed from the key threshold set. The social services star rating appears in the Comprehensive Performance Assessment report card, alongside assessments of other council services.
P&G: Policy A to Z - articles beginning with D
Statistics and surveys produced by the Department of Health for England
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For the first time, carers will be able to receive services in their own right, underproposed new legislation unveiled today.
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