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Care Quality Commission - About us

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. "We regulate all health and adult social care services in England, whether they’re provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companie...

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About CQC - What we do and how we do it Care Quality Commission - About us

Care Quality Commission

We are the Care Quality Commission, also called the CQC for short. This is an EasyRead guide about how we check Health and Social Care Services in England to make sure they are good enough.

English - Easy Read / Learning Disabilities

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Care Quality Commission - About us Listen online

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. "We regulate all health and adult social care services in England, whether they’re provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companie...

English - Audio

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About CQC - What we do and how we do it Care Quality Commission - About us

Care Quality Commission

We are the Care Quality Commission, also called the CQC for short. This is an EasyRead guide about how we check Health and Social Care Services in England to make sure they are good enough.

English - Large Print

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Care Quality Commission - About us

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. "We regulate all health and adult social care services in England, whether they’re provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companie...

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Care Quality Commission (website)

Care Quality Commission

The CQC inspect and report on care services and councils. They are independent but set up by Government to improve social care and stamp out bad practice. The websites includes information on finding care services, information in other languag...

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Social Care and Support Guide - Abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults

the NHS website

Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. This web page contains information about different types of abuse and what you can do if you are being abused or neglected.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Arranging care before you leave hospital

the NHS website

If you or someone you know goes into hospital, help and support should be arranged before you go home (are discharged).

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Social Care and Support Guide - Care and support you can get for free

the NHS website

There's some help and support you can get for free that's available to everyone. It's not means-tested and it doesn't matter what your income is. This free care includes: * Some equipment and home adaptations * Benefits...

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Social Care and Support Guide - Care homes

the NHS website

If you're looking for a residential care home, there's a huge variety of options. They include: * care homes for older people * care homes for younger adults with disabilities * care homes for children

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Social Care and Support Guide - Direct payments

the NHS website

Direct payments give you more flexibility over how your care and support is arranged and provided. If, after a needs assessment, your council decides you need support, you will receive a personal budget. You can choose to receive your pers...

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Social Care and Support Guide - Driving and using public transport

the NHS website

Although mobility problems make it harder to get around, transport has become more accessible for disabled and elderly people.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Help for young carers

the NHS website

If you're a young carer, friends and relatives are often the first people to turn to for help with problems. Talking things through with them can be really helpful.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Home adaptations

the NHS website

Home adaptations are changes you can make to your home. These make it safer and easier to move around and do everyday tasks. Your local council offers a service that assesses your home and recommends changes to help. Having a home assessment is ...

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Social Care and Support Guide - Home help

the NHS website

If you need help around the home, a good option is to have a care worker come into your home to help you.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Household gadgets and equipment to make life easier

the NHS website

If you, or someone you know, struggles with everyday tasks, there might be gadgets or equipment to help make life easier.

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Social Care and Support Guide - How to care for someone with communication difficulties

the NHS website

The adult or child you're caring for may find it difficult to communicate because of a physical health problem – such as hearing difficulty, a problem with their eyesight or a developmental disorder – or because of a disorder affecting their brain, s...

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Social Care and Support Guide - How to move, lift and handle someone else

the NHS website

If you look after someone who has an illness or disability, you may need to help them move around.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Introduction to care and support

the NHS website

This guide is for people who have care and support needs, their carers, and people who are planning their future care needs.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Mental health aftercare

the NHS website

If you have been sectioned (detained for treatment in a psychiatric hospital), any mental health aftercare you may need when you leave hospital should be provided free of charge.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Moving to a new home: housing options

the NHS website

The time may come when living at home isn't safe or comfortable anymore. It's not an easy decision, but there are lots of housing options. Moving somewhere more suitable can make life much better for you.

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Social Care and Support Guide - NHS continuing healthcare

the NHS website

Some people with long-term complex health needs qualify for free social care arranged and funded solely by the NHS. This is known as NHS continuing healthcare.

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Social Care and Support Guide - NHS-funded nursing care

the NHS website

NHS-funded nursing care is when the NHS pays for the nursing care component of nursing home fees. The NHS pays a flat rate directly to the care home towards the cost of this nursing care.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Paying for your own care (self-funding)

the NHS website

You will not be entitled to help with the cost of care from your local council if: * you have savings worth more than £23,250 * you own your own property (this only applies if you're moving into a care home) You can ask you...

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Social Care and Support Guide - Personal alarms, security systems (telecare) and keysafes

the NHS website

Personal alarms and security systems (telecare) are devices that call for help if you, or someone you know, falls or has a problem at home. They range from basic alarms to intercom systems that allow family members to see who's knocking at your do...

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Social Care and Support Guide - Personal budgets

the NHS website

If your local council agrees to pay for some or all of your home help, it must offer you choice and control over how your needs are met. You'll be given a personal budget, and can choose to receive it as a direct payment.

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Social Care and Support guide - Shared lives schemes

the NHS website

Shared lives schemes support adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems or other needs that make it harder for them to live on their own.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Sharing your home: advice for carers

the NHS website

If you care for someone who doesn't live with you, the time may come when you start thinking about sharing your home with them. This might be because they'll need more care in the future if their health gets worse, or they've recently come out of hos...

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Social Care and Support Guide - Someone to speak up for you (advocate)

the NHS website

If you find it difficult to understand your care and support or find it hard to speak up, there are people who can act as a spokesperson for you. They make sure you're heard and are called advocates.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Supported living services

the NHS website

Supported living services can help if you don't want to live in residential care but you're finding it difficult to cope at home.

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Social Care and Support Guide - Walking aids, wheelchairs and mobility scooters

the NHS website

If you or someone you know has difficulty walking or getting around (mobility), a wheelchair, scooter or walking aid might help.

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Social Care and Support Guide - When the council might pay for your care

the NHS website

You might be eligible for the local council to pay towards the cost of your care if you have less than £23,250 in savings.

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Social Care and Support Guide - When the council might pay for your care

the NHS website

You might be eligible for the local council to pay towards the cost of your care if you have less than £23,250 in savings.

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Social Care Intervention and Human Rights: A practitioner's guide

British Institute of Human Rights

This booklet is about human rights in social care settings. It is aimed at social care practitioners working in settings where mental capacity or mental health is a factor. We use the term 'practitioner' throughout to include anyone working in these ...

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Using human rights: moving someone into care

British Institute of Human Rights

This poster helps practitioners remember what human rights to consider when making a decision about removing a person from their own home to a care home.

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Work and disability

the NHS website

Almost half of working-age people with disabilities in the UK are employed – but this figure should be higher. With the right support, many more could join their ranks.

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Your Guide to Norfolk Swift Response

Norfolk County Council - Adult Social Services & Childrens Services

Norfolk Swift Response is a 24 hour service that provides help and support to people who have an urgent unplanned need.

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Your Guide to Norfolk Swift Response

Norfolk County Council - Adult Social Services & Childrens Services

Norfolk Swift Response is a 24 hour service that provides help and support to people who have an urgent unplanned need.

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Your guide to personal budgets

Norfolk County Council - Adult Social Services & Childrens Services

If a disability, age related condition or chronic illness seriously affects your independence and quality of life, you may be eligible to receive Norfolk County Council funded social care. Through Self Directed Support, Norfolk County Council ...

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