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Social Care

Definition: Any form of support or help given to someone to assist them in taking their place in society.

Category: Adult Social Care

Credit: Department of Health

Source: Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms


Service descriptions mentioning the term Social Care

Bridgend Direct Payments - (Bridgend Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Bridgend use an agency (People Plus - see elsewhere).
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Caerphilly Direct Payments - (Caerphilly Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.
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Carmarthenshire Direct Payments - (Carmarthenshire Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Carmarthenshire currently use Diverse Cymru to manage Direct Payments on behalf of clients. (See Diverse Cymru)
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Blaenau Gwent Direct Payments - (Blaenau Gwent Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.
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Cardiff Direct Payments - (Cardiff Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Cardiff use Dewis CIL for their agency support for Direct Payments recipients.
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Anglesey Direct Payments - (Anglesey Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.
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Ceredigion Direct Payments - (Ceredigion Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Ceredigion currently provides its support through Diverse Cymru (see elsewhere).
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Conwy Direct Payments - (Conwy Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. The Rowan Organisation provide agency support in Conwy.
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Denbighshire Direct Payments - (Denbighshire Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. The Rowan Organisation provides agency support in Denbighshire.
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Flintshire Direct Payments - (Flintshire Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Flintshire use Penderels Trust to manage Direct Payments.
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Gwynedd Direct Payments - (Gwynedd Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Gwynedd uses The Rowan Organisation to manage Direct Payments.
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Merthyr Direct Payments - (Merthyr Tydfil Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Merthyr uses Dewis CIL to manage DP.
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Monmouthshire Direct Payments - (Monmouthshire Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Direct Payments in Monmouthshire are managed by GAVO.
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Neath Port Talbot Direct Payments - (Neath Port Talbot Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. NPT uses the following approved suppliers to provide DP support: Diverse Cymru; The Rowan Organisation; Compass Independent Living; ILBP; My Care, My Home; People Plus.
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Newport Direct Payments - (Newport Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.
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Pembrokeshire Direct Payments - (Pembrokeshire Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Diverse Cymru.
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Powys Direct Payments - (Powys Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.
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Rhondda Cynon Taff Direct Payments - (Rhondda Cynon Taf Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Dewis CIL
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Swansea Direct Payments - (Swansea Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Compass Independent Living.
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Torfaen Direct Payments - (Torfaen Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.
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Vale of Glamorgan Direct Payments - (Vale of Glamorgan Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Penderels Trust
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Wrexham Direct Payments - (Wrexham Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Penderels Trust.
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UHW Cardiff Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Full time ECLO based at University Hospital Wales, Cardiff. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. They also signpost patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Swansea (Singleton) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Full time ECLO based at Singleton Hospital, Swansea. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Llantrisant (Royal Glamorgan) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Merthyr (Prince Charles) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Full time ECLO based at Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales)Service

ECLO based at Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda Tuesday to Thursday. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Bridgend (Princess of Wales) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Part time (Mon and Thurs) ECLO based at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Neath Port Talbot Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Part time (Tues) ECLO based at Neath Port Talbot Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Amman Valley Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Amman Valley Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Carmarthen (Glangwili) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Glangwili hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people
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Llanelli (Prince Philip Hospital) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Haverfordwest (Withybush) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Ysbyty Gwynedd Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO (Mon-Wed) based at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Newport (Royal Gwent) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru)Service

Part time ECLO based at Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport. Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.
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Abergele (Stanley) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales)Service

ECLO based (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) at the Stanley Eye Clinic, Abergele Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Wrexham Maelor Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales)Service

ECLO based 3 days per week) at Wrexham Maelor. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Abergavenny Nevill Hall Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO). - (Sight Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Nevill Hall hospital. Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.
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Ystrad Mynach Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Ystrad Mynach (Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr) hospital. Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.
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Bronglais Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru)Service

ECLO (2 days per week) based at Bronglais hospital (North Road). Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.
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Courses at QAC - (Queen Alexandra College)Service

The College in Birmingham provides a wide range of courses for students with a visual impairment, or other disabilities. Subjects include health and social care, hospitality, IT and the performing arts - see the website for full details.
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