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Domiciliary care

Definition in Statutory Guidance
Care and Support Statutory Guidance, Annex J (Glossary)
Department of Health and Social Care

Also known as home care or non-residential care, it enables people to remain independent and living in their own homes.

Care Quality Commission

Domiciliary care services including those provided for children (DCC)
These services provide personal care for people living in their own homes. The needs of people using the services may vary greatly, but packages of care are designed to meet individual circumstances.

The person is visited at various times of the day or, in some cases, care is provided over a full 24-hour period. Where care is provided intermittently throughout the day, the person may live independently of any continuous support or care between the visits.

Examples of services that fit under this category:

Domiciliary care agency.

NE Lincolnshire Council: Social Care Handbook
Focus Adult Social Work

Provided to people who still live in their own homes but who require additional support with household tasks, personal care or any other activity that allows them to maintain their independence and quality of life.

Source: Stakeholder discussions

Domiciliary care and home care are used interchangeably, but can have different meanings to those delivering the actual care

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Consider using instead
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