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Rapid Response Service Glossary Term

A specific service designed to respond rapidly to prevent hospital admission or to facilitate early discharge.
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Reablement Glossary Term

Reablement is about helping people learn or relearn the skills they need for daily living - which they may have lost through the deterioration of their health and/or increased support needs - to help them gain more independence.
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Referral Glossary Term

A formal request for an assessment of a person's needs.
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Rehabilitation Work Glossary Term

Done to assist someone regain skills they may have lost through illness or disability. It helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.
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Residential Accommodation Glossary Term

May take the form of either a nursing, or a residential care home, that provides 24 hr care to individuals who, on assessment, have been assessed as no longer being able to be supported at home. Residential accommodation can be either long or short stay.
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Respite Care Glossary Term

A service giving carers a break from their caring responsibilities by providing short term care to the cared-for-person in their own home or in a residential setting.
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Review Glossary Term

This can refer to re-assessment of service user's needs and issues, and consideration of the extent to which services are to meet the stated objectives, achieve the desired outcomes and respond to changes in circumstances or service criteria. Review may also refer to an organisational review.
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Risk Assessment Glossary Term

The assessment of a person's health, their safety, well being and their ability to manage essential daily routines and the impact this has on the individual, their carers and staff.
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Resolution Glossary Term

A screen is made up of thousands of dots, called pixels ("picture elements"), arranged on the screen in columns and rows. The characters, pictures and shapes that appear on the screen are created by changing the colors of these dots. The resolution of a monitor is the number of pixels used within it, and is given as two numbers for instance "1280 by 800" (1280 across the screen and 800 down). With a larger number of pixels ("higher resolution"), screen objects can be shown in more detail and mor
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Resource centre Glossary Term

A static or mobile place where technological aids and equipment are available variously to view, try out and purchase.
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Responsible person Glossary Term

This is the headteacher or appropriate governor that is chair of the governing body unless the governing body has designated another governor for the purpose. In the case of a nursery school, the responsible person is the headteacher. The responsible person must be informed by the LA when they conclude that a pupil at a school has SENs. The responsible person must then ensure all those who will teach the child know about his or her SENs.
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Retinal detachment Glossary Term

Occurs when the retinal layers separate from the retinal pigment epithelium - must be treated urgently.
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Retinal vessal occlusion Glossary Term

A blockage in the blood vessels of the eye that can cause sight loss.
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Retinitis pigmentosa Glossary Term

Changes to vision which may include difficulties in dim vision/dark, and loss of peripheral vision.
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Retinoblastoma Glossary Term

A fast-growing eye cancer of early childhood.
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Retinopathy of prematurity Glossary Term

Generally associated with premature birth - before development of the eyes is complete.
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