How is wellbeing understood under the Care Act?

A full definition of the different aspects of wellbeing that are relevant can be found in the statutory guidance – ‘Chapter 1. Promoting wellbeing’.

‘Wellbeing’ is a broad concept. It is described as relating to the following areas in particular:

There is no hierarchy in the areas of wellbeing listed above – all are equally important. There is also no single definition of wellbeing, as how this is interpreted will depend on the individual, their circumstances and their priorities.

Wellbeing applies to several areas of life, not only to one or two. Therefore, using a holistic approach to ensure a clear understanding of the individual’s views is vital to identifying and defining wellbeing for each person.

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