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How to get adult social care support

If you have any care or support needs you can ask us for a needs assessment.

The assessment will look at both your physical, mental and emotional needs. You might need help to get dressed or just an extra stair rail, but we'll also find out what's important to you, such as being able to carry on working or volunteering, or being able to meet your friends.

A trained person from the council or an organisation we work with will chat to you about your needs and the sort of help you could benefit from.


The easiest way to check what help you might be entitled to is to complete our online self-assessment. It only takes a few minutes and at the end of the form you have the option of making a referral and requesting a formal assessment.

You can complete the form for yourself, or on behalf of someone else.

Start the adult social care self assessment

What you will need

Before you begin you will need the following:

  • A valid email address if you wish to be sent a copy of your self assessment
  • If you are completing this form on behalf of someone else you will need to know their personal details, for example their address and contact number

After your assessment

If you're eligible for our help we'll agree with you what care and support you need and we can help you arrange this. You might have to pay some or all of the cost of your care.

If you're not eligible for our help we can give you information and advice and put you in touch with other organisations, such as local charities, that can help.

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