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Care and Support Needs Assessment

Understanding your needs and circumstances to help you stay as independent as possible

Before we can work out the best way forward in your situation, we'll talk to you to understand what you want and need.

This may involve a discussion about resources in your community that might be helpful for you. It will also look at your strengths, things you can still do independently, and things where your family, carers or wider community can help you. We'll work with you to work out ways we can help maintain or improve your wellbeing and prevent and reduce the care and support you need.

The conversation may include consideration of your care and support needs against national eligibility criteria.

Specialist assessments

We will also consider if any specialist assessments would be useful to help work out the right solutions for your needs.

If you have complex needs relating to moving and positioning, or need a major adaptation to your home, we may refer you for a specialist Occupational Therapy assessment.  There may be financial support for home adaptations available in some circumstances.

Who to contact

01635 503050

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