Putting outcomes ahead of needs

Carson, Gordon
December 2010
Community Care;12/9/2010, Issue 1847, p26
The article discusses about the Coventry Council that uses the resource allocation system (RAS) to ensure support for users in Coventry, Engalnd. It states that the RAS is developed by In Control, in which people are allocated points according to their needs, leading to an indicative budget. It also states that the system is designed in a way to minimize delays in determining the indicative amount for eligible service users.


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