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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Transfer of care

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

When you move from one place of care to another, such as from hospital to your home, supported housing or residential care. Your transfer should be properly planned and coordinated, and health and social care services should work together. Transfers of care may be delayed for various reasons. For example, you may be ready to leave hospital but end up staying there longer than you need to, while you wait for community care services or a place in a care home to be available.

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