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Care in the Community Safe or Not?

It is now social services policy to keep people in their homes for as long as possible under the care in the community regime that was brought in by the NHS and Community Care Act 1990, and in Surrey the NHS have set up a home support system so that elderly people do not have to go into hospital unless absolutely necessary. Instead a team of professionals and carers helps to rehabilitate the person, and this may or may not include long-term care at home

13 February 2000

Care in the Community

Safe or Not?

It is now social services policy to keep people in their homes for as long as possible under the care in the community regime that was brought in by the NHS and Community Care Act 1990, and in Surrey the NHS have set up a home support system so that elderly people do not have to go into hospital unless absolutely necessary. Instead a team of professionals and carers helps to rehabilitate the person, and this may or may not include long-term care at home.

Consequently there is now a proliferation of care agencies in the Surrey area.

I have been notified by a colleague of a case where a care agency has provided him with a contract for the care of one of his clients for whom he holds a power of attorney. There is no family to consult so he is solely responsible for the financial affairs of his client, an elderly lady in her 90s.

He found that the contract ...

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