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Explain the types of social care provision and trusts

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In England there is an estimated 21,900 organisations that are involved in providing and organising social care for adults and an estimated number of 48,300 establishments that employ adult social care staff in proving and organising such service. These adult social care organisations are growing and increasing over the years as the number of jobs in the service is growing in the workforce. In general, there are three key elements in the provision within the social care sector: * Statutory; * Voluntary; * Private. Statutory care provision means that the type of care is provided by the government, such as the NHS for the UK. These involve general and regional hospitals and also primary care trusts. Voluntary provisions include national and local charities. The national charities are funded by people all around the nation and can be worldwide as well. ...read more.


It offers services to many people, including: * Families and children; * People with financial issues; * People with disabilities; * People with psychological difficulties and disorders; * People with housing difficulties including the homeless; * Old people that may need help with daily activities. Social services also work alongside other services and organisations such as: * Hospitals - patients can be referred to social services is the doctor or nurse is concerned about their safety; * Health care centres; * Educational settings; * Community centres; * Advice centres - for example the Citizens Advice Bureau; * Police. NHS - National Health Service The NHS is responsible for all health services available in England and Wales and has a policy which states that good healthcare should be available to all citizens regardless of their wealth status. They are funded through national taxation. ...read more.


This type of care involves care services run by nurses for patients suffering from diabetes and heart failure who are settled outside a hospital setting. There are also cross-organisational services available for drug users who suffer from a range of other problems which affect their lives, such as housing or education. The decision of what health treatment or social care support should be provided is then taken by clinical staff who use their professional judgment. Children's trust These trusts involve all professionals that are involved in working with children and who are doing this to get an impression of what the child needs. Their aims are to overcome professional barriers and to improve all services. Information is shared across services like schools, doctors, social workers and other services that the child might be involved with to assure them of what is being done to the child and to make them aware of their needs in order to help them. A priority by doing this is to also listen to the views and opinions on the children. http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/research/research_reports/size_and_structure_2011.aspx ...read more.

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This piece of work provides useful information about the various types of health and care organisations. There are some examples of the types given but more examples could have been given, for example charities.

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