Direct Payments, Independent Living and Mental Health

Vick, Nicola and Spandler, Helen orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0970-5141 (2004) Direct Payments, Independent Living and Mental Health. Project Report. Health and Social Care Advisory Service (HASCAS), London.

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This report is based on a study of the National Pilot to implement direct payments in mental health which took place across five Local Authority sites in England from February 2001 to July 2003. The evaluation used the experiences of the pilot sites as a vehicle through which to understand the factors involved in successfully implementing direct payments in mental health. The evaluation took place in 2002-2003 during the last year of the pilot. This chapter provides an overview of the direct payments and mental health literature and outlines the background to both the National Pilot and the evaluation.

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