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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Discretionary services

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

Services that your council may offer that it doesn't have to provide by law. These are also known as 'non-statutory services'. (Services that the law says councils have to provide are called 'statutory services'.) Examples of discretionary services include leisure centres, libraries and lunch clubs.

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