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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Support need

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Proposed definition from the forthcoming revised edition of The Social Worker�s Guide to the Care Act 2014 (Critical Publishing)

A support need is a deterioration in a carer's physical or mental condition and/or any difficulty with the activities of daily living and social interaction, which derives from providing necessary care to an adult, and which the individual may require help with to improve their wellbeing.

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