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Assessment Denied? Council responsibilities towards self-funders moving into care

This report explores the problems that face people who have to meet all the cost of their own social care (known as self-funders) when they first make contact with local authorities to have their care needs assessed. In particular, it focuses on older people planning to move into residential care.

‘This report is extremely timely, clearly written and will be a valued resource for all those engaged in working with older people.’ Judith Phillips, Professor of Gerontology and Social Work, Swansea University

‘A well-researched and highly critical review of local authorities’ failure to carry out their duties to the growing proportion of residents who have to fund their own care.’ John Burton, Caring Times

July 2008, 40 A4 pages, ISBN 978-1-900216-08-1.  Publication price £8.00: R&RA members £6.00.  Currently out of print but facsimile photocopies may be available: please contact us for details. 


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