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Social care in the community

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Social care in the community

Social care involves the challenge of supporting people who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to function without assistance or supervision. This free course, Social care in the community, focuses on one important area of social care, home care for older people.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the variety of caring activity within the UK for older people in the home
  • describe care situations for older people in the home objectively
  • identify aspects of care relationships which conform to principles of good care practice.

First Published: 06/10/2015

Updated: 25/06/2019

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