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Image: Customer Guides: Accessible guidance for practitioners to use with people accessing services, families and carers, to help them understand important issues and the support available to them.

Accessible guidance for practitioners to use with people accessing services, families and carers, to help them understand important issues and the support available to them.

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What rights do carers have to an assessment of their needs? Brief Guide (2016)

Published: Oct 2016

What rights do carers have to an assessment of their needs? Brief Guide (2016)

Before the Care Act 2014 came into force in April 2015, carers did not have a legal right to social care support (although some authorities did in fact provide it). This Brief Guide contains information for carers to help them understand what their new rights are and how to access support.

Aimed at: All social care practitioners, carers, service users and their families.

Number of pages: 6
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Product code: AD-CUG-016

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What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Brief Guide – Easy Read version (2017)

Published: Feb 2017

What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Brief Guide – Easy Read version (2017)

Sometimes people who have, for example, dementia, a learning disability, mental illness or a brain injury, are unable to make decisions. Short term conditions like concussion or having a urinary tract infection can also affect people’s ability to make decisions.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a law which says what to do when people are unable to make decisions for themselves and how they can plan for the future in case they lose capacity. This Brief Guide provides a jargon-free introduction to the Act and is presented in an Easy Read format.

Aimed at: All social care practitioners and service users.

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What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Brief Guide (2013)

Published: Jan 2012

What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Brief Guide (2013)

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

This guide provides a jargon-free introduction to the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Sometimes people who have, for example, dementia, a learning disability, mental illness or a brain injury are unable to make decisions. Short-term conditions like concussion or having a urinary tract infection can also affect people’s ability to make decisions.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a law which says what to do when people are unable to make decisions for themselves and how they can plan for the future in case they lose capacity.

Aimed at: All social care practitioners and service users.

Number of pages: 6
Product code: AD-CUG-007

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What is self-directed support? Brief Guide (2011)

Published: 2011

What is self-directed support? Brief Guide (2011)

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

Anyone may need social care but the evidence shows that many people know little about what it is and how it works.

This guide lets you know how social care can be arranged in a way that means you are in control.

Aimed at: All service users

Number of pages: 6
Product code: AD-CUG-004

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What is safeguarding adults? Brief Guide (2015)

Published: Oct 2015

What is safeguarding adults? Brief Guide (2015)

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

Updated from original version published October 2012.

Safeguarding adults is about detecting and preventing the abuse of adults who might be unable to protect themselves. It is something that everyone needs to know about.

Aimed at: All service users.

Number of pages: 6

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What is reablement? Brief Guide (2012)

Published: Jan 2012

What is reablement? Brief Guide (2012)

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

Anyone may need social care but the evidence shows that many people know little about it. This guide provides a summary of one area of social care called reablement.

It tells you what reablement is, how it works and how you know if it is working well.

Aimed at: All social care practitioners, commissioners and carers.

Number of pages: 6
Product code: AD-CUG-006

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What is community capacity? Brief Guide (2015)

Published: Mar 2015

What is community capacity? Brief Guide (2015)

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

This accessible guide provides a jargon-free explanation of ‘community capacity’ for a general audience. It explains the move from a world where many aspects of your community were the council’s responsibility to a world where many things are up to you, your family, friends and neighbours. This guide looks at the possibilities and challenges of this new world.

Aimed at: People who use services, family members, carers, practitioners and the general public.

Number of pages: 6
Product code: AD-CUG-014

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What is assistive technology? Brief Guide (2013)

Published: Sep 2013

What is assistive technology? Brief Guide (2013)

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

This guide lets you know what assistive technology is and provides examples of technology so you can think about your own needs. It also contains practical advice and information, so you can find out more and make sure the technology is right for you.

Aimed at: All service users.

Number of pages: 6
Product code: AD-CUG-009

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What is adult social care? Brief Guide (2011)

Published: 2011

What is adult social care? Brief Guide (2011)

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

Anyone may need social care but the evidence shows that many people know little about it. This guide lets you know what adult social care is, how it works and how you know if it is working well.

Aimed at: All service users.

Number of pages: 6
Product code: AD-CUG-003

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What is a user-led organisation? Brief Guide (2012)

Published: Jan 2012

What is a user-led organisation? Brief Guide (2012)

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

User-led organisations are becoming increasingly important in adult social care. This guide provides a summary of what a user-led organisation is, what they do and how you can get the most out of them.

Aimed at: All service users.

Number of pages: 6
Product code: AD-CUG-005

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