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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Social care and support

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Digitising Social Care Glossary, v0.0.3
Digitising Social Care

Social care is about providing physical, emotional and social support to help people live their lives. For various reasons and at different stages in their lives, some people need support to develop and maintain their independence, dignity and control. Social care and support services help a person if they: -need practical support because of illness or disability -care for someone receiving social care and support Social care and support is usually paid for by: -people who need services and their families -by the local council's social services department Types of social care and support include: -help at home from a paid carer -meals on wheels -having home adaptations -household gadgets and equipment -personal alarms and home security systems so you can call for help (for instance, if you have a fall) -different types of housing, such as supported living services and care homes

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