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  1. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    U.K. Social Services

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Wreybies, Nov 1, 2010.

    I don't normally come to the forum looking for help with my job, but we've recently acquired contracts with some U.K. organizations and I now find myself taking many calls from the fair isles.

    I am looking for help with terminologies of U.K. social services. I am not looking for the usual cliche list of words different on either side of the pond, so for the love of (fill in your deity of choice), none of those words, please!

    Anyone have any resources or know where I might be able to get a list of the actual names for different kinds of social services a person might receive in the U.K?
     
  2. Melzaar the Almighty

    Melzaar the Almighty Contributing Member Contributor

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    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm

    Try here, perhaps? My friend who is always looking up odd stuff swears by it. :p
     
  3. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Excellent! Thank you! :)
     
  4. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    I'd also point out that we're on the cusp of wholescale reform/dicking about with the benefits system, so if you're going to be dealing with that over the next few months/years then you're in for quite a bit of confusion.
     
  5. throughthepeephole

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    As someone who is currently in the benefits system, I am seriously NOT looking forward to this :(
     
  6. Melzaar the Almighty

    Melzaar the Almighty Contributing Member Contributor

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    Yeah, I am so not looking forward to being a poor starving writer once I graduate. :/ Wheee!
     
  7. throughthepeephole

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    As someone who has a child and a serial bargain hunter, I have mastered the art of doing a week's shopping on £17, so fear not, all is not lost! :D
     

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