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Direct Payments: The Impact on Choice and Control for Disabled People

DescriptionThis research examines the implementation of direct payments across Scotland and their impact on the choice and control which disabled people can exercise in their lives.
ISBN1 84268 576 7
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateOctober 25, 2000
Direct Payments: The Impact on Choice and Control for Disabled People

by

Sally Witcher, Kirsten Stalker, Marnie Roadburg and Chris Jones
Scottish Human Services Trust and Lothian Centre for Integrated Living
The Scottish Executive Central Research Unit
2000

The views expressed in this report are those of the researchers and do not necessrily represent those of the Department or Scottish Minisiters.

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (Page 2)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (Page 3)
CHAPTER ONE: THE POLICY AND RESEARCH BACKGROUND (Page 4)
CHAPTER TWO: AN OVERVIEW OF DIRECT PAYMENTS ACROSS SCOTLAND (Page 5)
CHAPTER THREE: KEY FEATURES OF DIRECT PAYMENTS IN AUTHORITIES A AND B (Page 6)
CHAPTER FOUR: KEY FEATURES OF DIRECT PAYMENTS IN AUTHORITIES C AND D (Page 7)
CHAPTER FIVE: VIEWS ON DIRECT PAYMENTS ACROSS THE FOUR AUTHORITIES (Page 8)
CHAPTER SIX: PERCEIVED ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF DIRECT PAYMENTS (Page 9)
CHAPTER SEVEN: CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY AND PRACTICE (Page 10)

REFERENCES (Page 11)

ANNEX ONE DIRECT PAYMENTS LEGISLATION AND GUIDANCE (Page 12)

ANNEX TWO FIGURES (Page 13)

ANNEX THREE THE QUESTIONNAIRES (Page 14)

CRU PUBLICATIONS LIST FROM 1999 (Page 15)