What happens at an assessment
If you have contacted us about additional care and support and we have decided to carry out an assessment read on to find out what happens at the assessment.
- What is important to you in how you live your life, what you’d like to achieve and how you think your wellbeing could be improved
- What’s good in your life at the moment and who you have around you, like friends and family, who support you
- Providing information and advice that will help to you to make choices about care and support options
- Assessing whether you are eligible for care and support from Adult Social Services
- The type of care and support available that could meet your eligible needs and how much this will cost
We will not charge you for this, nor will it come out of your Personal Budget.
If you are eligible, we will work with you to develop your care and support plan. If you are not eligible, we will still give you information and advice about what care and support is available to help you locally. This could be help from community groups or voluntary organisations.
If you arrange care and support yourself, either in your own home or a care home, you do not need to be assessed by the council.
However, even if you are not eligible for financial help from us and are therefore paying the full costs of your care, you may still contact us to ask us arrange any non-residential services for you. In this case, we will charge an administration fee that covers our costs of doing this on your behalf.