A range of private and council-run residential care and nursing homes are available across our county.
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If you are aged 17 or under and currently receive services from us, these are provided by our children’s social care teams.
From age 18 onwards, any services you qualify for, will be provided by our adult social care team.
This will apply to you if you are aged 17 or under and:
Here is how we can help you prepare for this change, often referred to as your ‘transition’ to adult care services.
Somewhere between the ages of 16 and 18, we’ll offer you an adult supported assessment, sometimes referred to as a needs assessment. You’ll be asked about:
This will help us to work out:
Most people must pay something towards care services they receive from us. If you would like to know if we can help with the cost of our services we’ll complete a financial assessment. This will look at things like:
If we can help to pay for some, or all, of your care and support. You’ll receive a personal budget from us that you can use to pay for your care.
If you are unable to receive help from us, we’ll be able to advise on free services available in the community that may be available to you, and how you can self fund your care.
If you are planning to move into a care home, you may be able to take out a loan with us to help pay for your care. This could also cover any ‘top up’ payments, required if you have chosen care accommodation that is more expensive than your personal budget allows - alternatively this could be paid for by a family member.
Once we know what your needs are, and how you will pay for your care. We’ll help you put together a care and support plan.
This could include things to help you:
If you do not feel able to speak for yourself, or find it hard to understand things, don’t worry. You can ask someone, like a family member or friend to help you. If you don’t have someone who can help, we can arrange for an independent advocate to support you.