Diversity, equality and language
During the development of this quality standard, equality issues have been considered and equality assessments are available.
Good communication between health, public health and social care practitioners and adults with social care needs transitioning between hospital and the community or a care home is essential. Treatment, care and support, and the information given about it, should be culturally appropriate. It should also be accessible to people with additional needs such as physical, sensory or learning disabilities, and to people who do not speak or read English. Adults with social care needs transitioning between hospital and the community or a care home should have an interpreter or advocate made available if needed.
Commissioners and providers should aim to achieve the quality standard in their local context, in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. Nothing in this quality standard should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.