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Coming to terms with the private sector: regulatory practice for residential care homes and elderly people
 — Report 1: Public sector responses to new legislation
Author(s)Leonie Kellaher, Sheila Peace, Tim Weaver, Dianne Willcocks
Corporate AuthorCentre for Environmental and Social Studies in Ageing - CESSA, Polytechnic of North London
PublisherPNL Press, London, 1988
Pages165 pp (CESSA research report series, 1)
KeywordsCare homes ; Registration eg homes, nursing homes ; Law ; Social surveys ; Reports.
AnnotationThe impact of growth in the private sector of residential care on a policy which promotes community care, and the possible fragmentation and division between public and private sector residential care are two areas of concern explored in this study. The research started in January 1995, and was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Memorial Trust with additional support from the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS). Its aims were to undertake a critical examination of local authority responses to changes in the regulation of residential care following the introduction of the Registered Homes Act 1984; to examine the impact of the new provisions on the relationship between public and private residential care; and to evaluate the role and practical contribution of the new legislation in the process of social reform. The procedures devised by local authorities for registration, monitoring, inspection and performance of residential homes in their areas are examined closely, as are staffing structures and organisational models. While progress has been made, the regulatory procedures (e.g. for dual registration) have limitations. The case for a national inspectorate is discussed. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930518067 B
ClassmarkKW: Q3: VR: 3F: 6K

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