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Term Description
Fair Access to Care Services Department of Health guidance for councils providing a framework for setting eligibility criteria for adult social care.  Its aim is to achieve fairer and more consistent eligibility decisions across the country.
Fairer Charging for Care Services Department of Health guidance for councils who decide to charge for any non-residential services on how to design reasonable and fair charging policies.  It seeks to ensure greater consistency in charging policies across the country.
Financial Assessment An assessment of an individual's finances to identify how much they will be expected to contribute to the cost of their care and support services.
Floating Support A housing-related support service that is not tied to any specific accommodation. Rather, it is ‘attached’ to the person, and follows them if they move to another address. It only lasts as long as the person needs it then ‘floats away’. The service user does not have to live at a specific address to receive the support.
Funding Source A budget, which can be used to pay for part of a person's support arrangements.  Most funding comes from local or central government, and has specific conditions on what the money can be used for.
FWi Framework i – the database used for service user information.


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This page was last reviewed 30 January 2014 at 11:40.
The page is next due for review 29 July 2015.