Fair access to care services (FACS): prioritising eligibility for care and support

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The guide and associated learning materials should be useful to four main groups of people:

In order to promote the best outcomes for individuals and carers, health and social care staff undertaking joint assessments, or assessments requiring consideration of both health and care factors, will need to be aware of each other’s professional guidance, and relevant standards or guidance emanating from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

This guide may also be helpful to other groups with an interest in assessment and eligibility for social care, including:

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