Alternative Option: Care Services for the Elderly in Birmingham

This report is written in the context of a critique of Birmingham Social Services Department’s Best Value review of care services for the elderly. It documents the findings and recommendations of the RAGE consultation of service users, families, local community organisations and staff directly working in the residential care service in October/November 2000 and presents a realistic, alternative solution. Commissioned by Birmingham UNISON and Residents Action Group for the Elderly (RAGE) November 2000.