Assessing your needs

What happens afterwards?

Following the assessment, and depending on your situation, you may be asked to go through a short period of rehabilitation or reablement (usually within your own home). The aim of this is to see if you can regain the ability to do some of those things which you have been finding difficult, before a final decision is made on what support you will need.

A decision will then be made about whether you are eligible for support. If you are eligible the social worker will start putting together a plan with you to meet your needs; this is called a support plan.

If you are not eligible for support from the council, the social worker will suggest other support options for you and will make sure that you are able to make any necessary arrangements.

If the assessment shows we can help, you should think about what kind of support you need – it could be care in your home, support in the community, living in a sheltered housing scheme, or getting NHS continuing care.

If we can’t help, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can.

If your situation changes, contact us again and we’ll take another look at your needs.

Assessing you needs

If you would like to find out what your care and support needs please answer the questions in the 'My needs' section or contact us to request an assessment.