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Support Workers in Social Care in England: A scoping study

This paper reports the findings of a scoping study designed to describe the evidence base with regard to support workers in social care in the United Kingdom and identify the gaps in knowledge. The results of the studies from the bibliographic databases published since 2003 revealed that the support worker role, though not well-defined, could be characterized as one aimed at fostering independence among service users, undertaking tasks across social and health care, and not being trained in, or a member of, a specific profession.

Manthorpe, J. Martineau, S., Moriarty, J., Hussein, S., Stevens, M.
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