What is a care needs assessment and who can request it?
A care needs assessment which is also known as a needs assessment is a discussion between you and a social worker about your care and support needs. The assessment can be done using our online assessment tool, face to face or over the telephone.
The assessment will look at your total circumstances. It will identify with you difficulties you might be facing, how you are currently managing, the support you have now and may need in the future and what you think will best help you achieve what you want to achieve in promoting your wellbeing.
You can request the assessment if you are 18 years old or over, and if you have difficulties doing a number of things which may include:
- washing yourself
- getting dressed
- getting in and out of bed
- helping you to stay safe in your own home
For more information about care needs assessment and how to request it, please go to the Your Life Your Choice - Request an assessment for your care needs (age 18+ years only) page.