The Development of Community Care by the Independent Sector: Sources and Issues


This review brings together discussion of key policy concepts with a description and analysis of all the available research material about the development of the independent sector in community care. It presents an analysis of all the factors which have to be taken into account by policy makers and practitioners in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors in developing the 'mixed economy' of care in the community. It concludes by discussing the issues which will affect the future development of the independent sector in community care.

The book is designed to offer a practical guide both to local authorities and to providers or would-be providers in the independent sector. It discusses the factors which will help local authorities develop their supporting and enabling role, and offers the independent sector a wealth of information to help them plan their services and work.