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Information about undertaking a supported assessment.

So that we can look at the kind of support you need to live your life as independently as possible, we will undertake a supported assessment.  It helps us to understand things from your point of view and gives you the chance to tell us about any difficulties you may be having, and what help you think you need.

The assessment is carried out at your home by a social care worker or occupational therapist.  During the assessment we will ask you about different aspects of your life and what you would like to achieve.  For example, you might want to be able to get washed and dressed at a time that suits you, or be able to get out more.

To find out more about you we will ask you things such as:

  • how you look after yourself
  • what is working well for you
  • what you would like to change
  • the kind of support you have now
  • your physical and emotional health
  • being part of the community
  • whether or not you have a carer
  • what you have difficulty doing
  • what help you need.

As part of the assessment we will ask you about anyone who provides you with care and support at the moment.  This could be your partner, family or friends, or even neighbours.  You may want them to be with you at the assessment, so that they can offer their ideas and opinions about your care and support.  We will also want to tell them about support that is available to help them care for you.

If you need help to express your views and wishes Advocacy may help you.

Page last updated: 29/12/2016 12:42
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