Health and Social- Barriers

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What is a barrier?
A barrier is something or a situation which prevents an individual from accessing the health and social care services that they need.
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What are the five main barriers?
Physical, psychological, financial, cultural/ language and geographical
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Give an example of a physical barrier
Restricted access to the building for disabled service users.
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How can services overcome this barrier?
Adapt the facilites by adding ramps and other disabled facilities.
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Give an example of psychological barriers
Fear of losing independence.
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How can services overcome this barrier?
Offer counselling to service users to reassure them
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Give an example of financial barriers
Can't affort fees and prescription charges
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How can services overcome this barrier?
Free prescriptions for low income families and individuals who have a long term illness that needs medication, e.g. cancer
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Give an example of culture/ language barriers
Unable to speak english
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How can services overcome this barrier?
Provide translation services
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Give an example of geographical barriers
Living in a rural area where facilities are limited
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How can services overcome this barrier?
Running clinics and service in community venues to help improve access
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Give an example of psychological barriers

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