Types of care services
Short Term Support to Maximise Independence
Support provided that is intended to be time limited, with the intention of maximising the independence of the individual and reducing or eliminating their need for ongoing support by the council.
Short Term Support (Other)
Support that is intended to be time limited without intending to maximise independence / reduce the need for ongoing support. An example of this might be a short term intervention for a younger adult with impaired mobility recovering from an operation, who is expected to make a full recovery without any additional intervention.
Long Term support encompasses any service or support which is provided with the intention of maintaining quality of life for an individual on an ongoing basis, and which has been allocated after an assessment of need.