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Accessing funding from social services: Jennifer Margrave continues her series on running an elderly client practice

2 April 2004

In my first article (SJ 19.03.04) I listed the various areas of expertise that should be available in an elderly client practice. One of those areas is what is called ‘care in the community’, ie obtaining not only funding but practical help from social services. I touched on some of it under my article on carers’ rights (SJ 26.03.04), but here I aim to give an overview of what is commonly called ‘Social Services’ and the funding available; this is distinct from what can be obtained from Government benefit offices and the National Health Service. Changing pattern of care Most of the public still believe that if they, a relative or a neighbour need help they can call on the ‘the social workers’, as they are called, and ‘home helps’ will arrive to sort out housework and meals-on-wheels to provide food. Unfortunately this perception is as old as the dinosaur – the emphasis now is on ‘packages of care’ which can be put in place by a social car...

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