Department of Health

Website of the Department of Health

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Social care

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The Department of Health works to define policy and guidance for delivering a social care system that provides care equally for all, whilst enabling people to retain their independence, control and dignity.

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Dignity in Care

Dignity in Care

Campaign to ensure that people in care are treated with respect.

Care Quality Commission

The independent regulator of health and social care in England.

General Social Care Council

Workforce regulator that registers social workers and regulates their conduct and training.


Search for social care courses at the UK central organisation for entry to higher education.

Health Professions Council

Regulator of health professionals.


Search for e learning social care courses from this nationally recognised brand.

Social Care Institute for Excellence

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