Critique of Options Appraisal for Adult Social Care In-House Services

The Adult Services option appraisal is limited in scope and depth of analysis and does not provide an acceptable evidence base on which to make fundamental decisions about the future provision of the services. The critique concluded that the options appraisal process is operating to a predetermined agenda, it is not comprehensive, nor in sufficient detail to examine the impact and consequences of the options (August, 2010).