This report provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce in England. Download a copy of the report and our handy infographic showing all the key findings. This dashboard is best viewed on a desktop computer.
Emily Thornberry, 31 January But for many other things the minimum legal age is Almost all of the information in this article was originally sourced from a House of Commons Library briefing.
Biologicallyan adult is a human or other organism that has reached sexual maturity. In human context, the term adult additionally has meanings associated with social and legal concepts. In contrast to a " minor ", a legal adult is a person who has attained the age of majority and is therefore regarded as independent, self-sufficientand responsible.
Adult social care is the support provided to adults with physical or learning disabilities, or physical or mental illnesses. This could be for personal care such as eating, washing, or getting dressed or for domestic routines such as cleaning or going to the shops. This support is provided in various ways. It can be provided through formal care services, including residential care homes or a carer helping in the home.
IAPT is widely-recognised as the most ambitious programme of talking therapies in the world and in the past year alone more than one million people accessed IAPT services for help to overcome their depression and anxiety, and better manage their mental health. The IAPT Manual has been written to help commissioners, managers and clinicians expand their local IAPT services while maintaining quality and ensuring patients receive effective and compassionately delivered care. In his supporting blog, Professor David M Clark welcomes the manual as the definitive source of information on how to set-up and deliver excellent IAPT services.
Many adults with an autism spectrum disorder ASD need help and support to live as independently as possible. Some people are able to pay for their support privately. However, most people will need support from social services to organise and help pay for their care.
Disabled people over 18 years old have their needs met by adult care and support. This means that a disabled child receiving support from children's services will be transitioned to adult care and support when they turn In England, the Care Act was introduced in April to ensure that there is no gap in services when a young person makes this transition. It is important to note that the general rights of parents and disabled children under 18 will remain the same.
One in four adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any given year. People in all walks of life can be affected and at any point in their lives. Mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK.