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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41


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Community health services

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ASC Collections Data Dictionary (Beta v1.3)

Community refers to those who live independently (including those in small group homes, sheltered housing or warden supported accommodation) who receive home or community based services.

Digitising Social Care Glossary, v0.0.3

Community is a very general term referring to the people living in a locality or to the locality itself. Note: Welsh Communities are subdivisions of Unitary Authorities and their councils are the most local level of government in Wales. They are the equivalent of (civil) Parishes in England, but unlike English Parishes, Communities cover the whole of Wales.

Source: Stakeholder discussions

Community is often used by NHS staff to refer to community health services (as distinct from primary or secondary/acute services).

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