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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Functional ability

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

What you are able to do for yourself, and how well you are able to manage everyday tasks such as dressing yourself, preparing food and looking after your home. Your ability to do these things, and also to work, might change as a result of illness or disability. Professionals have various ways of measuring your functional ability and working out how much help and support you need.

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