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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A key question in this discussion was how this new combination of skills, falling under the generic title of social work, related to other personal social services, whether in the type of social care offered or the division of responsibility among voluntary organisations, families' own resources and community provision.
In 2006, 46.2% of all Local Authority business divisions were active in the sector of health and welfare and provided personal social services (Delitheou, 2006).
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.
Labour will spend more on debt interest next year - pounds 26bn - than on transport (pounds 20 bn), housing and environment (pounds 16 bn), personal social services (pounds 23bn) and more than is raised by the council tax (pounds 21bn).
The Training Organisation for Personal Social Services (TOPSS), the body leading on training and education for social care, said the industry needs thousands of workers in the next 10 years to prevent a major crisis.
The partnership includes representatives of the Learning and Skills Council Coventry and Warwickshire; the Training Organisation for Personal Social Services; Warwickshire and Coventry Social Services; local colleges and training providers; the NHS and other local care employers.
Coordination and teamwork in the health and personal social services. In S.
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 11.4 billion this year to pounds 14.6 billion in 2005-6.
The lens has shifted more recently to the voluntary sector and women's role in the personal social services, to which voluntary organisations have historically laid strong claim.
The recent Priorities for Action Document, from the Department of Health and Personal Social Services, details its objectives for the year 2001/2002.

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