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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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Since 2010, the number of people receiving social care has dropped from 1.
Caroline Abrahams of Age UK said: "The service is already pared to the bone, with hundreds of thousands of older people with a social care need unable to get any help.
CCIS will be used by community health and social care workers, and across primary, community and secondary care settings, to map out a patient's entire "treatment journey".
I decided that Agincare should launch this initiative to drive up awareness of quality in social care, to show what care means to people and to show support for our social care workforce.
Mr Kreft who said it was the right time for the new bill said: "The reality is that in Wales today we have a struggling health and social care system.
The three guiding principles behind their work are improving health and wellbeing, patients' experience and reducing the cost of health and social care.
The Government's cuts to social care are a root cause of the current A&E hospital crisis.
Jo Fraser, Programme Manager, Health and Social Care Integration, Kent County Council
The report, commissioned by Birmingham City Council, backed principles underpinning the council's review of adult social care.
The report, commissioned by Birmingham City Council, backs principles underpinning the council's ongoing review of adult social care.
The NHS NC in Health and Social Care will be delivered at Edinburgh College, where students will learn a high standard of care for employment in the NHS and social care sectors.