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www.skillsforcare.org.uk/coreskills Communication skills in social care Communication is all about making contact with others and being understood. This short guide will give you tips on how to communicate with the people you work with. It includes specific help when communicating with people with autism, dementia and hearing impairments. Good communication skills will help you:  develop working relationships  provide clear information.  give and receive information about the care and support you are providing  provide emotional support to the people you work with  carry out an assessment of an individual’s care needs As a social care worker you will use different types of verbal and non-verbal communication in your day to day work. Learn about: 1. What communication skills do you need? 2. How do we communicate effectively?  Verbal communication  Non verbal communication  Other forms of communication 3. Overcoming barriers to communication  Communicating with someone with deme...