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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Meeting needs

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Definition or reference in primary legislation
Care Act 2014, S.8

(1) The following are examples of what may be provided to meet needs under sections 18 to 20--
(a) accommodation in a care home or in premises of some other type;
(b) care and support at home or in the community;
(c) counselling and other types of social work;
(d) goods and facilities;
(e) information, advice and advocacy.

(2) The following are examples of the ways in which a local authority may meet needs under sections 18 to 20--
(a) by arranging for a person other than it to provide a service;
(b) by itself providing a service;
(c) by making direct payments.

Definition or reference in Statutory Guidance
Care and Support Statutory Guidance, para 1.10

Care and Support Statutory Guidance 1.10 The concept of meeting needs recognises that everyone's needs are different and personal to them. Local authorities must consider how to meet each person's specific needs rather than simply considering what service they will fit into. The concept of meeting needs also recognises that modern care and support can be provided in any number of ways, with new models emerging all the time, rather than the previous legislation which focuses primarily on traditional models of residential and domiciliary care.

CQC Glossary of terms used in the guidance for providers and managers

This term relates to clinical treatment and care outcomes.

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