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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.

10 Help in your home (PDF)

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
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 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
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
2 A guide to community care law

A guide to community care law for adults with a learning disability. It includes how to get a proper assessment, and what to do if you are not satisfied.
Provided by Mencap

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Community Care
If you or someone you know or look after finds it difficult to manage day-to-day living, you may be able to get help in the form of community care. This leaflet explains how to ...
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Last Updated: 19 Aug 07





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