Are you suffering from health problems and urgently seeking help?

The Care Act 2014 places a duty on the local authority to carry out an assessment where it appears that an adult may have needs for care and support. Care and support needs can be either physical or mental impairment, or a combination of both. This is referred to as a needs Assessment.

A needs assessment is carried out by social services to find out what help and support you need such as;

  • home care help with things like cleaning and shopping
  • disability equipment and adaptations to your home
  • day centres to give you or the person who cares for you a break

The "Assessment Process"

  1. Request "needs assessment" - this request can take up to 6-8 weeks to process
  2. Local Authority will determine eligibility - this is a 3 part test "the eligibility criteria"
  3. Local Authority will prepare a care plan & package if deemed eligible -how needs are met is a decision for the Local Authority
  4. Regular reviews
  5. Reassessment of needs if necessary - i.e. change of circumstances