Elderly Services in Wuhan
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AbstractWuhan started introducing social work positions in its welfare institutions in 2010 under the initiation of the Wuhan Civil Affairs Bureau. In 2012, a relatively large scale purchase of social work positions from NGOs was launched to place social workers in communities and institutions. Sources of funding came mainly from the welfare lottery. In 2016, there were 48 social work professional service organizations in Wuhan, and a total of 580 professional social work professions, some of which working under the purchased of services arrangement. However, the lack of understanding of such services displayed by administrators and frontline cadres in the host settings creates unrealistic expectations and leads to demands that threaten the development of professional social-work services. Professional social-work service development is still at an early stage in Wuhan, with considerably more effort required to establish a proper model, and recurrent government budget to carry service provision forward.
All Author(s) ListWong Yu Cheung, Wang Ren
All Editor(s) ListJ. Lei, C. K. Chan
Edition1st
Book titleChina's Social Welfare Revolution: Contracting Out Social Services
Year2018
Month5
Day23
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationCornwall, Great Britain
Pages88 - 104
ISBN9781138242999
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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