A range of private and council-run residential care and nursing homes are available across our county.
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To help you with your move from children’s social care to adult social care, we first need to carry out an adult supported assessment.
To request an adult support assessment, ask your support worker to make a referral.
Alternatively, please get in touch by either of the following methods and leave your details:
Please note: referrals tend to take place around 17 years old, however we can accept them from 16 years old.
We’ll contact you by telephone (unless you have given another preferred method) to arrange your appointment at a time when it is best for you.
To prepare for your assessment, it is worth having a think about the following questions:
On the day of your assessment, a support worker from our adult social care team will visit you, your family and/or your carers at a venue that is best for you. This is normally at your home.
If there is anyone else you or your parents feel should be there, such as professionals you are involved with, you are welcome to invite them.
Your assessment will consider:
Make sure you give as much detail as possible as this will help make sure you get the support you need.
Assessments can sometimes take around 2 hours to complete. If you feel this is too long, speak to the support worker visiting you and they will arrange to complete your assessment in a number of shorter sessions.
We will use your assessment to determine if you need to access any adult social care services to make a successful transition to adulthood.
We will contact you to give you an idea of the sort of support that you can expect. This could be:
There are charges for some of the services we provide, however no one has to pay more than they can afford. Learn about our service costs.
If your adult supported assessment confirms you have ‘eligible needs’ to use our services, you will be referred to our welfare rights team. They will carry out a full financial assessment to review your finances and advise you what you will need to contribute towards your care and support.
The team can also give guidance on how to manage your finances, including: