This essential guide to commissioning and purchasing in social care provides case studies, guidelines, and checklists to help readers to assess need, develop care plans and select suppliers of care. It clearly explains:
This is an invaluable resource that focuses on the practical skills required to deliver effective care. It has been written for social care students, frontline staff and their managers to help them through the process.
Messiness may sum up this topic but the clarity Bamford brings to it makes the book essential reading for those seeking greater understanding of one of the most important issue facing social services in the next few years. Mike Young Healthmatters
1. Putting Purchasing in Context 2. Commissioning 3. Involving Users and Carers 4. Care Management 5. Contracting 6. Costs and Prices 7. Purchasing Quality Care 8. Next Steps in Commissioning