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independent sector

informal carers and private practitioners. the independent sector has become increasingly important because:

  • conservative and recent labour govts have deliberatly encouraged independent sector provision.
  • demographic factors including the ageingpopulation have created a growing demand for health and social care.
  • a rise in the number of women in paid work, outside of the home has increased the need for child care services.
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the private sector

  • care is sold to the publicto make a profit.
  • service users may pay directly for care or have private health insurance.
  • some goverment run organisations agree a funding contact
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Ben Alderson



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