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Policies of Personalisation in Norway and England: On the impact of political context

This blog at the "Cambridge Journals Blog" is based on an article by Karen Christensen and Doria Pilling from Journal of Social Policy

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Independence has become one of the Western world’s central ideas. In the long-term care sector in Norway and England this idea is translated into the policies termed personalisation. These policies aim at giving older and disabled people more choice and control; and central to this aim is the welfare scheme which is internationally known as the cash-for-care scheme.