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Substantial needs

Department of Health, Prioritising need in the context of Putting People First: A whole system approach to eligibility for social care. Guidance on Eligibility Criteria for Adult Social Care, England 2010.
This publication is now superseded by the Care A
Department of Health and Social Care

Source document now superseded
[Needs are defined as] Substantial-- when
- there is, or will be, only partial choice and control over the immediate environment; and/or
- abuse or neglect has occurred or will occur; and/or
- there is, or will be, an inability to carry out the majority of personal care or domestic routines; and/or
- involvement in many aspects of work, education or learning cannot or will not be sustained; and/or
- the majority of social support systems and relationships cannot or will not be sustained; and/or
- the majority of family and other social roles and responsibilities cannot or will not be undertaken.

Source: Stakeholder discussions

Raised in MODS workshop 28-Nov-22. Is this term still in use by some professionals because of its inclusion in the old statutory guidance?

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