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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Deficit model

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Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

A traditional approach to assessing your needs that looks primarily at what you are unable to do and what your weaknesses are. It should no longer be used, as it is the opposite of an asset-based approach and the reverse of personalisation, where you have control over your life.

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