Definitions for "Community Care"
The main professional journal for the personal social services. Established in the early 1970s by Reed Group, it has swallowed all its rivals including 'Social Work Today' which was published from 1971.
Caring for people either without resort to residential care or by using small group homes based in the community. First advocated by the 1926 Royal Commission, the idea was taken up by psychiatrists in the 1950s, by the anti-residential care lobby in the 1970s and then by government in the 1980s.
health or social care and treatment outside of hospital. It can take place in clinics, non-acute hospitals or in people's homes.