Glossary and jargon busters
As a carer you may find you hear terms, jargon, acronymns and phrases you don't understand. Don't be afraid to ask for an explanation.
All health and social care providers should ensure information they produce is written in plain English and is easy to understand. They should also make sure people with a disability, impairment or sensory loss have access to information in different formats under the Accessible Information Standard.
If you find it difficult to understand something then let the provider know so they can make improvements.
Health and social care jargon busters
- Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) have developed a social care jargon buster.
- Mental Health Support have a jargon buster of terms used concerning mental illness
- One East Midlands have developed a health and social care jargon buster
- Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA) have a jargon buster of special educational needs and disability terms and acronyms
- Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust have developed a jargon buster of health and social care terms
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