2. 1. Types of health and social care services and examples:
Heath and social care abbreviated to HSC or H&SC is a generic term used to refer to the entire healthcare foundation in both public and private sector. These services are usually divided into 4 categories statutory, private, voluntary and informal, these services are then put into subcategories such as those listed below;
Three of these categories are:
Statutory: services that are provide by the government such as Hospitals, Social services, Schools and education.
Informal: refer to service render by people in the community without being paid or where someone volunteer to help others such as churches, community helpers and family or friends.
Voluntary: services provided by non-profitable organisations or because you just want to help such as Mencap (Mentally Handicap Children and Adults) and NSPCC (National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to children).
Examples of these Services:
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)
Case StudiesChild Poverty and Homelessness
Mental Health and well-being
Mental health, individual well-being and Child poverty and homelessness is list under the statutory category (Social Services division) because they are government fund services.
Cancer, case studies and drug misuse are listed under the voluntary category because these services provided by non-profit organisations that are usually registered as a charity such as the National Society for the prevention of Cruelty to children (NSPCC).
Family and friends goes under informal category because services of such normally rendered out of love, care and affection without any consideration of being paid or reward.