personal social services


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personal social services

Personal care services provided to vulnerable people in the UK—e.g., those with special needs due to old age or physical or mental disability, and children in need of care and protection.

Examples
Residential care homes for the elderly, home help and home care services, and social services that help and support a wide range of people.
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However, the question remained: Should social workers be 'gatekeepers' to all personal social services as managers of the 'social care plan' or should they merely be one of several specialist workers?
The attitudes of social workers who provide personal social services as well as material assistance to economically disadvantaged clients was mainly negative in Weiss's (2004) study described earlier.
The NHS spends about pounds 1 billion a year on treatment for schizophrenia, and personal social services cost a further pounds 400 million.
Established in 2005, it is responsible for providing health and personal social services for everyone living in the Republic.
A Department of Health spokesperson said: ``We are increasing the resources for personal social services by an annual average of 6pc in real terms from 2003/4 to 2005/6.
It is unacceptable in 2007, with one of the most buoyant economies in the world, the sector is still so dependent on fundraising and community employment schemes to provide essential health and personal social services.
ON JULY 23, the Minister for Health, Alan Milburn, said: ``Local authorities (in England) would be required to offer older people direct payments for Personal Social Services, allowing them to purchase their own services as an alternative to the direct provision by the Council.
The figures showed there were 5,449 violent incidents against staff employed by health and personal social services between April 1, 2004 and March 31, this year.
The HSE, set up on January 1 this year, is responsible for the provision of health and personal social services to the population of Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare.
You should consider the training scheme run by Northern Ireland Health and Personal Social Services.
Under current legislation this service may only be provided by a Registered Adoption Agency (The Adoption Northern Ireland Order 1987 (Articles 3, 10 and 11), The Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (8.
In Tower Hamlets, for instance, personal social services will get an increase of 10 per cent.

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