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Includes information about the legal rules surrounding care of the elderly in the community rather than in nursing or residential homes. Also covers care of others such as those with learning disabilities and mental disorders such as schizophrenia who are being cared for in the community. For care of children in the community use local authority care.



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Community care

Your rights to care at home if you have physical or mental impairments. Includes rights of older people. For care of children see local authority care.

9 Help in your home

Older people and their carers can get help and support (known as community care) from a range of sources. Information to help you find out what's available, how to apply and what sort of help you're entitled to.
Provided by Help the Aged
3 Community care

Community care services, includes information on assessments for services, carers, and which services may be charged for.
Provided by Adviceguide from Citizens Advice
1 Community care

Explains your rights to care services. How to find out what help you may be able to get, and whether you will have to pay for it.
Provided by CLS Direct
8 Community care assessment

Provides information on what services the local authority has a duty to provide. Home care, meals on wheels and residential care are some of the services available.
Provided by Alzheimer's Society
4 Local authority assessments for community care services (PDF)

Before arranging care services, the local authority and other agencies, assess people over 60 to establish whether they need those services. Explains needs (or care) assessments.
Provided by Age Concern
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