The Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Care and Support Jargon Buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean.

The definitions were developed and tested by a steering group that included people who use services, carers, representatives from local authorities, information providers and key stakeholders from across the social care sector.

There is an A-Z list of jargon and you can also filter the jargon listing by typing in a word or phrase. TLAP are also looking to expand the Jargon Buster and will consider your suggestions for inclusion which you can send to them through the website.

The Care and Support Jargon Buster won a Plain English Campaign Award in 2013.

Check out this useful tool here and if you’d like to share your thoughts on this please get in touch with us here.