Definition of Social Care ….
Social care is the professional provision of care, protection, support, welfare and advocacy for vulnerable or dependent clients, individually or in groups. This is achieved through the planning and evaluation of individualised and group programmes of care, which are based on needs, identified in consultation with the client and delivered through day-to-day shared life experiences” (Joint Committee of Social Care Professionals, 2002).
http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/category/policy-areas/social-care/ The Department of Health works to define policy and guidance for delivering a social care system that provides care equally for all, while enabling people to retain their independence, control and dignity.
http://www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk/ The UK’s most complete range of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/ Direct Payment help and advice
http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/guide Carers Direct Payment advice
http://www.cipfa.org.uk/ The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is the leading accountancy body for the public services providing education and training