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Social care in the community
Social care in the community

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Social care in the community


In this course you will explore social care, a major area of provision in health and social care. All societies face the challenge of supporting people who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to function without assistance or supervision.

It will focus on one important area of social care – home care for older people.

Core Questions

  • How do people access social care services?
  • What do home carers do?

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course K101 An introduction to health and social care [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .