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Timeline :: Caring for People: Community Care in the next Decade and Beyond

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The White Paper, Caring for People: Community Care in the next Decade and Beyond (Departemtn of Health) accepted the recommendations of the Griffiths report and made it clear that the State should be an 'enabler' rather than a provider of care. At the same time, it recommended the separation of 'purchaser' and 'provider' roles and the devolution of budgets and budgetary control.