Areas in Adult Social Care

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Adult social care consists of  a wide range of services designed to support adults with a variety of social care needs.

Adults who have social care needs may include:

  • older people
  • people with learning disabilities
  • people with physical disabilities
  • people who are blind or partially sighted
  • people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • people with mental health problems
  • people who misuse substances
  • people affected by HIV/AIDS
  • people who are terminally ill
  • unpaid carers

The social care services available for these adults with social care needs may include:

  • self-directed support
  • community based activities
  • home care (domicillary care) i.e. practical and personal care and help in the home
  • equipment and adaptations to help with daily living
  • meals delivered at home
  • short-term (respite) care in a residential or nursing care home
  • residential care in a residential or nursing care home
  • respite/short breaks for carers
  • flexi-care

There are a range of teams, organisations and agencies who may provide one or more of the social care services for adults.

These teams, organisations and agencies may include the following:

Please click on a tab on the right to find out more about these social care providers.