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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Care and support

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Definition or reference in primary legislation
Care Act 2014, S.8

(1) The following are examples of what may be provided to meet needs under sections 18 to 20--
(a) accommodation in a care home or in premises of some other type;
(b) care and support at home or in the community;
(c) counselling and other types of social work;
(d) goods and facilities;
(e) information, advice and advocacy.
(2) The following are examples of the ways in which a local authority may meet needs under sections 18 to 20--
(a) by arranging for a person other than it to provide a service;
(b) by itself providing a service;
(c) by making direct payments.

Definition or reference in Statutory Guidance
CASSG Annex J (Glossary)

The mixture of practical, financial and emotional support for adults who need extra help to manage their lives and be independent - including older people, people with a disability or long-term illness, people with mental health problems, and carers. Care and support includes assessment of people's needs, provision of services and the allocation of funds to enable a person to purchase their own care and support. It could include care home, home care, personal assistants, day services, or the provision of aids and adaptations.

Digitising Social Care Glossary, v0.0.3

The core purpose of adult care and support is to help people to achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their life

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