community care

Definitions

Law

  • noun the principle that vulnerable people should be cared for in the community rather than in institutions, enshrined in the NHS and Community care Act 1990

Medical

  • noun the providing of help to people such as those who are elderly or mentally ill in order to allow them to stay in their own homes, rather than requiring them to be cared for in hospitals or care homes
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