Definition: These are people who receive health and social care services. They may be individuals who live in their own homes, are staying in care or are being cared for in hospital. Some groups note an inferred power relationship from this term and prefer to be referred to as People Who Use Services (PWUS).
Category: adult social care
Credit: Department of Health
Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms
Services mentioning Service Users
Vision Support's qualified rehabilitation
officers focus on maintaining independence and promoting equality for anyone living with sight loss. They also have a team of Rehabilitation Assistants who demonstrate specialist equipment and support service users
in their own homes.
Torfaen has an active Direct Payments
User Group which meet every 8 weeks at Canalside, Five Locks Road, Pontnewydd. If you are receiving Direct Payments, about to receive them or want to know more about them then why not come along to the next meeting. The Group discuss issues about Direct Payments, you get the chance to meet other service users
and find out more about Direct Payments.
Library records mentioning Service Users
This publication summarises the lessons learned from some services that offer telebefriending to people with sight loss; looks at the attitudes of service users
, volunteers and staff towards telebefriending; describes the challenges and opportunities facing this kind of service; highlights issues relevant to commissioners and providers of services; suggests future research questions.