formal assistance

What is formal assistance?

formal assistance is Help provided to persons with one or more disability by organizations, or individuals representing organizations (whether profit-making or non-profit-making, government or private), or by other persons (excluding family, friends or neighbours as described in informal help) who provide assistance on a regular, paid basis and who are not associated with any organization.

 

source: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE AND SERVICES FOR OLDER PERSONS. World Health Organization, 2004.

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