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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If social workers were to provide the traditional individual casework undertaken by child care officers, which not all users of personal social services require, what should be their relationship with other service providers, such as residential or day care staff and foster carers?
2% of all Local Authority business divisions were active in the sector of health and welfare and provided personal social services (Delitheou, 2006).
In Israel in 1980, the Income Maintenance Law completed the process of differentiation between economic assistance to the poor in the framework of allowances from the National Insurance Institute and personal social services provided by social service departments.
The project was set up two years ago by the Training Organisation for Personal Social Services (TOPSS) and the training body now wants to review the programme.
National spending on personal social services will rise from pounds 11.
Some especially important work has been done in this context by British historians such as Jane Lewis, who examined the value placed on the personal social services as opposed to the delivery of statutory benefits and social administration.
The recent Priorities for Action Document, from the Department of Health and Personal Social Services, details its objectives for the year 2001/2002.
Personal social services, particularly the absence of culture-sensitive statutory provision.
It has been shown to be sensitive to intervention, most notably in the evaluations of enhanced forms of community care carried out by the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent [16-18].
The 1970 Green Paper concluded that Area Health Authorities must be established serving the same areas as those local authorities providing personal social services.
In the first place, women (especially mothers) are the biggest consumers of personal social services, so a reduction in these services affects women disproportionately to men.
Baltimore, the operating name of Zergo Holdings plc (London: ZGO), a global leader in e-commerce and enterprise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions, today announced that the Health and Personal Social Services (HPSS) in Northern Ireland, part of the UK National Health Service, has chosen its award winning security technology to implement a trusted infrastructure for secure electronic communications between hospitals and family doctors.

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