We realise you want to stay at home for as long as possible. The following information gives you some information about the support available to you in your home.
We can make a referral on your behalf for a full assessment by social services.
If you need to contact someone to ask for help and support for the first time you will be asked to complete a care and support initial assessment, this will asks questions about your situation. To complete the assessment you will need to contact the Local Authority on 01609 780780.
The assessment will give you a chance to talk to a Social Care professional about what a good life looks like for you and your family. Your independence will be promoted and your outcomes from support will be addressed with you. This assessment can take place at home, but can also take place at the hospital or a relative’s home.
Once you have established your care and support needs – you will need to be aware that most people will have to pay or contribute something towards the cost of their care:
How much will you pay?
The amount you pay for other support services will be calculated from your financial assessment.
You will be asked to pay the full cost of support if:
- Your capital is over £23,250
- You decline to discuss your financial circumstances
- You refuse to sign the financial assessment form