New Age Concern guide to community care minefield

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Age Concern has published An Introductory Guide to Community Care ­ an A-Z of community care for professional workers, family and voluntary carers who need to find their way about the complex system quickly. The community care landscape for older people is continually changing, as new organisations, funding arrangements and national standards are introduced, but author Alan Goodenough is an expert guide to the territory, with 23 years¹ experience in social services, including 14 years as training manager for Suffolk social services department. The Introductory Guide, priced £6.99, looks at how the community care system was started and the legislative background that underpins services provided at the grassroots. Key to the system is assessment, and the book includes a detailed discussion of the care plan, the care manager¹s role, and monitoring the plan¹s effectiveness. The book goes on to describe who makes up the care team and exactly what they do, and the vital importance of carers. Also included are

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