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Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) Glossary Term

CIW registers, inspects and takes action to improve the quality and safety of services for the well-being of the people of Wales. They carry out functions on behalf of Welsh Ministers; decide who can provide services; inspect and drive improvement of regulated services and local authority social services; undertake thematic reviews of social care services; take action to ensure services meet legislative and regulatory requirements; and investigate concerns raised about regulated services.
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Care Management Glossary Term

A system of organising care for vulnerable adults by local authorities.
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Care Plan Glossary Term

The plan of treatment or actions agreed with a service user following an assessment of need by a health or care agency.
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Carer Glossary Term

Someone, usually unpaid, and often a friend or family member who supports a person with social care needs either full time or part time.
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Commissioning - Individual Glossary Term

Involves buying services to produce an individually tailored package of support. Individual commissioning links to personal budgets and Individual Service Funds (ISF)and aims to ensure that services meet an individual's assessed needs and produces the best outcomes.
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Community Care Services Glossary Term

Services helping people live full and independent lives. They are intended to help people overcome particular difficulties, and to assist people to live in their own home/local area, for as long as possible.
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Community Health Services Glossary Term

Services such as district nursing, which are provided by NHS staff working in the community.
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Community Nurse Glossary Term

Community nurses are registered nurses who work in the community: in people's homes, in schools and in local surgeries and health centres. The people they work with may be ill or disabled. Community nurses also look after people whose health may be particularly vulnerable, such as older people, children, people with mental ill-health or people with learning disabilities. They visit people at home to provide health care - for example, changing dressings or giving injections - and help people get any home nursing aids and equipment they need. Community nurses can provide help and advice on a wide range of health issues. The term includes practice nurses, district nurses, community mental health nurses, health visitors and school nurses.
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Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Glossary Term

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is an executive agency of the Home Office, which provides wider access to criminal record information. This service enables organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for certain jobs, especially where that job involves contact with children or vulnerable adults. The CRB was established under Part V of the Police Act 1997 and was launched in March 2002.
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