Care and support for adults is the term used to describe who may need support because of a disability, ill health or old age. the help some people aged over 18 need to live as well as possible with their illness, disability or other problems. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with family and friends.
Adult who may need extra care and support include:
- older people
- people with learning disabilities
- people with physical disabilities
- people with mental health problems
- people with drug and/or alcohol issues
Getting access to social care and support
If you want the council to arrange or pay towards your care you have to meet the National eligibility criteria. You will also need to have a needs assessment to help find out about your, support needs.
If you are eligible for social care support a financial assessment will be carried out to determine how much you will need to pay towards your care, if anything. This has to be determined before you can be allocated a budget known as a 'Personal Budget'.
Find help with care and support
Before getting in touch you might like to find out more about the services available online.
Use our online form to help find products, services, local groups and organisations that may be helpful to meet your support needs.
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