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Why It Is Important To Get A Care Needs Assessment

Even if you believe your care needs are not important enough or your income and savings are too high to get help with funding, make sure you get a care needs assessment. The assessment will give you t...

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What is a Local Authority Care Needs Assessment?

If you need help with everyday tasks your local authority has a legal duty to carry out an assessment to find out what help you need. Many people are put off by the idea of an assessment, but it's not...

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How Does a Care Needs Assessment Work?

Some people who are ill or disabled find it useful to make a list of things they find difficult, especially on 'bad' days, so they can discuss them during the assessment.New rules in the 2014 Care Act...

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What Happens at the Assessment?

The assessment will be carried out by a care specialist on behalf of the local authority or NHS. This could be an occupational therapist, a nurse or a social worker.Together you will explore how diffi...

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What happens after the assessment?

Once your care needs assessment has been completed, your local authority or trust will decide what care services it can provide or arrange for you, or that you can organise yourself through a direct p...

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Agreeing a Package of Care

Did you know?Your local authority is only responsible for your personal care needs. Health care needs are the responsibility of the NHS.Detailed information about the care services you need will be in...

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Reviewing your care and support plan

Once your care and support plan has been agreed you have a right to ask for a review at any time if you think your care and wellbeing needs or your financial situation has changed.Even if nothing has...

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What If You Move Outside of Your Local Area?

If you move outside your local area, both local authorities must work together to make sure that you will still receive the support you need in your new home.It is up to you to let the new local autho...

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Urgent Assessments

In some cases, a local authority can begin providing services before a care-needs assessment has been carried out if they believe support is needed urgently.A full assessment will take place as soon a...

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