Domiciliary and Workplace Care

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What is domiciliary care and why is it important?
Domiciliary is care that is provided in a service user's own home. This is an important type of care because people who are able to live independantly at home are usually happier and healthier than poeple who need hospital or residential care.
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Why are codes of practice and health and safety regulations important when it comes to workplace care?
They are important in this type of care because they're designed to ensure the safety of all people in health and social care settings. The people who work in these settings, as well as the service users, need to be safe.
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Types of domiciliary care: what is formal care?
Formal care is provided by paid staff. These people are also referred to as home helps, care assistants or carers. They also have qualifications and undergo training to carry out their roles.
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Types of domiciliary care: what is informal care?
Informal care is provided by family members, relatives and friends; these individuals are not paid. Sometimes informal care is provided by children.
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Types of domiciliary care: what does the voluntary sector provide?
The voluntary sector both formal and informal car is often provided by people and services within the voluntary sector.
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What is a young carer and what do they do?
Young carers often have to grow up fast as they take on adult roles within the family. They may suffer from stress and isolation, and the effects of poverty. They often miss out on schooling and other opportunities, which limits their life cahnces.
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What is respite care?
Respite care gives informal carers a short break away from caring for a particular individual. This could be through an overnight replacement carer, high-level respite care from a hospice.
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+ What is respite care?
It can also include: allowing the person being cared for to stay in a care home or a residential home for a short time; or allowing them to attend some day care activities away from home.
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+1 What is respite care?
Lastly, they could also have a supported holiday for the carer and the person being cared for might also be arranged.
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What does the Care Act 2014 do to support the rights of individuals who deserve respite care?
The Care Act 2014 sets out the rights of adults who provide care. One of these rights is an assessment of their needs as a carer, whih could be respite care.
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Why are codes of practice and health and safety regulations important when it comes to workplace care?

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They are important in this type of care because they're designed to ensure the safety of all people in health and social care settings. The people who work in these settings, as well as the service users, need to be safe.

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