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Adult social care

Social care and support are services to help you if you 

  • need practical support because of illness or disability
  • care for someone receiving social care and support

Social care and support are usually paid for by either people who need services, their families or, in some cases, the council. 

Death and Bereavement guidance

When someone dies there are many decisions and arrangements to be made. Unfortunately these often have to be made at a time of personal distress. Plymouth City Council have information giving you help and guidance about what to do from the moment of a person's death.

Out of hours social and health care contact details

Who to contact, and how to get in touch, if you need help outside of normal office hours.

Make a complaint about adult social care

If you have any comments about adult social care or suggestions about how the council can make things better we want to hear from you.

Eligibility criteria for adult social care and support

The Care and Support (Eligibility Criteria) Regulations 2015 set out national eligibility criteria for access to adult care and support, and for access to carer support. The same eligibility threshold applies across the country and local authorities cannot restrict eligibility beyond this level.

Adult Social Care Professional Referral

This referral process should only be used by health or social care professionals. Members of the public should use our main Adult Social Care Assessment of Need form.

Plymouth Community Assist

Are you struggling with an issue that is affecting your life, but don't require the direct help of adult social care or health services? Plymouth Community Assist (PCA) could help.

Giving someone power of attorney

If you're aged 18 or older and have the mental ability to make financial, property and medical decisions for yourself, you can arrange for someone else to make these decisions for you in the future.

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