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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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Care Quality Commission (opens new window)

The independent regulator of health and social care in England.

General Social Care Council (opens new window)

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

NHS Evidence (opens new window)

The NHS Evidence service provides easy access to a comprehensive evidence base for everyone in health and social care who takes decisions about treatments of the use of resources.

UCAS (opens new window)

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

Learndirect (opens new window)

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

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