Assessing your support needs

What will the assessment seek to find out?

A care manager (usually a social work practitioner) will help you to think about:

  • what your needs are
  • what problems you are facing
  • what help you have now
  • what help you think you may need

This information will then be used to identify services and/or support which will keep you as independent as possible.

After the assessment

Once the assessment has been completed, the following steps will be taken:

  • you will receive confirmation that you are eligible for support
  • you will be told approximately how much money we think is needed to provide the support you need
  • the council’s Financial Assessment team will then check that you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to
  • they will use this information to determine what contribution you can afford to pay towards the cost of your support
  • you will then be supported to decide how you want your support to be provided
  • a senior manager will need to confirm that the support meets your needs, in a way that is legal and affordable, and then your support plan can be put into place

The support or equipment you receive is to help you to live independently for as long as possible.

To apply to have a needs assessment please contact the Community Response and Reablement team

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