Unit 1 > Services


Introduction Services

Different services provide for an individual’s needs in a number of ways. Organisations that provide health and social care support for all life stages are called service providers.

The services provided support the following needs:

  • HealthDevelopmental
  • Social
  • Mental
  • Early years and educational needs

The public services are provided by three sectors:

  • Statutory care
  • Private care
  • Voluntary care

Informal care provided by friends and family is also an important form of support