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social care

A generic term for a wide range of non-medical services provided by local authorities and independent bodies, including from the voluntary sector, to support the social needs of individuals, especially the elderly, vulnerable or with special needs, to improve their quality of life. The intent of social care is that an individual lives his or her life as fully and, ideally, as independently as possible.

Examples
Care homes, day centres to help clients with activities of daily living (washing, dressing, feeding or assistance in using the toilet), meals-on-wheels, home care and assistance, care-home and day-centre facilities.
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We will be working closely with the directors of social services, their teams and social care providers to help the sector better understand what works well and what approaches should be developed across Wales.
It is vital that people with dementia are at the centre of any future plans for social care, and that we ensure they receive quality care at a fair price.
As part of that, NHS Boards and IJBs continue to develop integrated community nursing teams within their localities, enabling nurses, social care, and other partners to improve outcomes and services for those requiring community care.
The report, Social Care as a Local Economic Solution in the West Midlands, argues that by levelling the playing field for smaller communitybased care providers, funding would create more jobs and benefit the region by re-circulating the money locally.
Therefore public vigilance and campaigning about social care in Conwy Borough can help ensure caring standards.
It will be a practical nightmare for the thousands of elderly people who rely on the social care services, regardless of who delivers them or how.
Ben Franklin, head of economics of an ageing society at ILC-UK, said: "The future for adult social care looks bleak.
France and Sweden, which have similar spending patterns, are in the middle of the rich-country pack when it comes to total social and welfare spending, but at the top of the pack when it comes to social care spending.
Last week, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published the results of recent inspections; of the 42 adult social care services in the north, none were outstanding.
The authority's leader, Councillor Mel Nott, said: "Bridgend County Borough Council is proud to be acting as the lead local authority for this project, which will lead to seamless information sharing between organisations and an improved health and social care service for the community.
Health chiefs are work-work ing on a project known as "Vision 2018 - for a healthier Wirral" which aims to bring health and social care closer together and help the NHS withstand future pressures.