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About this information
NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.
This information explains NICE's advice on what adults who are using care services should expect when they are moving to and from hospital and their home. It tells you about the care you should expect and helps you think of questions to ask.
To read the advice itself, see the transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs guideline.
Please note: where we refer to your 'carer' here we mean someone, usually a relative or friend, who helps you in your day‑to‑day life. This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally or through a voluntary organisation.