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  • Assessment
    • local authorities have a duty to carry out a 'community care assessment'
    • because the service user needs;
      • reassurance
      • simple aids, devices to promote individual living
      • higher level of care, such as domiciliary care
    • adult social services department is usually responsible for this
    • normally a social worker who completes the assessment
    • for anyone who finds living by themselves difficult
    • if they are supported by family or friends the carer is eligible for a 'carers assessment'
      • this is to see if they need extra support to carry out caring activities
      • unpaid carers are often called informal carers
        • this is to distinguish them from professional care staff
      • the Care Act 2014 sets out carers legal rights for assessment & support


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