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Provision and use of information in SSDs — the impact on practice

Dugald Millar (Wandsworth Social Services Department)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Article publication date: 1 November 1991



A current advertisement on the radio says that in the last recession some companies decided they couldn't afford to advertise. They went bankrupt. The ones who are around today decided they couldn't afford not to advertise. There is a parallel in the use of information in Social Services. In the lean years of the 1980s many Social Services Departments (SSDs) cut back on Research and Development, and delayed investment in Information Systems and New Technology. With the new Community Care legislation this is no longer becoming an option. Service planning and Quality Assurance are becoming central issues for all Departments.


Millar, D. (1991), "Provision and use of information in SSDs — the impact on practice", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 43 No. 11/12, pp. 333-335.




Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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