Care and support at home: Assessment and funding

This guide explains how your council will assess whether you need care and support at home and whether you qualify for help towards the costs.

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Occupational Therapists & the assessment process

This leaflet answers the question: What is an Occupational Therapist and what happens when I see one?

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Choice-making pathways in social care and support

This study explored how people make choices about their care, how they obtain relevant information, and the barriers they face in choosing the care and support they want. It did so in the light of the recent Care Act (2014), which was intended to increase

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Care Homes for Older People in the UK

A major in-depth OFT study, that recommends a one-stop shop for information on care homes to help older people chose the right home. It also recommends better access to complaints procedures, greater price transparency, and fairer contracts for residents.

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Care Act 2014, Factsheet 1: general responsibilities of local authorities: prevention, information and advice, and shaping the market of care and support services

“Information, information, information – without it, how can people be truly at the heart of decisions? Information should be available to all regardless of how their care is paid for. There are some things that should be universal – information is one.”

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Service Excellence Standards

Guide 1 For organisations working in care and support that are new to the service

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Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission monitors, inspect and regulates health and social care services in England, and publish what it finds including ratings to help people choose care. Its websites provides more detail of how it fulfils its responsbilities.

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Switched on to Telecare: Providing health and care support through home-based telecare monitoring in the UK and the US

Report on a conference session at the 10th World Mulit-Conferene on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, July 2006, Orlando, Florida, USA

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