The politics of entitlement and personalisation: Perspectives on a proposed National Disability Long-Term Care and Support Scheme in Australia

Foster, Michele, Henman, Paul, Fleming, Jennifer, Tilse, Cheryl and Harrington, Rosamund (2012) The politics of entitlement and personalisation: Perspectives on a proposed National Disability Long-Term Care and Support Scheme in Australia. Social Policy and Society, 11 3: 331-342. doi:10.1017/S147474641200005X

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Author Foster, Michele
Henman, Paul
Fleming, Jennifer
Tilse, Cheryl
Harrington, Rosamund
Title The politics of entitlement and personalisation: Perspectives on a proposed National Disability Long-Term Care and Support Scheme in Australia
Journal name Social Policy and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1474-7464
1475-3073
Publication date 2012-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S147474641200005X
Open Access Status
Volume 11
Issue 3
Start page 331
End page 342
Total pages 13
Place of publication Cambridge, U.K.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Internationally, over the past two decades the theme of personalisation has driven significant reforms within health and social care services. In the Australian context, the principles of ‘entitlement based on need’ and ‘personalisation’ frame the proposed National Disability Long-Term Care and Support Scheme (LTCSS). In this article, we critically examine the interpretations and ambiguities of need and personalisation. We consider the administrative complexities of applying these principles in practice and the uncertainties about the roles of state and the market, and use individual case examples to illustrate areas of potential tension. Whether principles translate to deliver personalised services and avoid harmful trade-offs between access, equity and choice is the true test of social policy.
Keyword Personalised care
Choice
Disability insurance scheme
Disabled adults
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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Created: Fri, 30 Mar 2012, 12:46:14 EST by Dr Paul Henman on behalf of School of Social Work and Human Services