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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.