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- Created on: 11-03-19 09:22
- local authorities have a duty to carry out a 'community care assessment'
- because the service user needs;
- 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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