You are still entitled to apply for an assessment of your care and support needs. We can look at your needs and identify services which can support you.
We can also support you with the following –
Advice, information and advocacy
Connect to support and the local authorities Adult Services team can give you comprehensive advice, information and guidance about care and support services and what is available to you.
They can inform you of independent advocates available to help you in key processes such as assessment and care planning.
Find out more on our Advocacy page (Speaking on someone’s behalf).
If you have a Carer, they are entitled to request a free assessment to find out what support, information or advice they can receive from us.
Find out more in our section about Being a Carer.
You may be entitled to a time limited service to get you back on your feet after a period of illness or a hospital stay.
This time limited period is funded on your behalf initially but you will need to pay for any subsequent care and support after this.
Telecare gives you support in your own home and helps you to remain independent. It is an alarm and monitoring service which allows you to call for help and assistance when needed.
Find out more on our Telecare page.
Care in a residential or nursing home
If you are a self-funder, residential care contracts will be between you and the residential home. However the council can help you arrange the care and provide you with important information that you need to know.
For a list of residential & nursing homes visit: Care Quality Commission (opens in a new window)
Deferred payment scheme
This is an arrangement with the council which will allow you to use the value of your home to pay your care home fees. For more information, see our Deferred Payment Arrangements page.
Independent Financial advice
We encourage you to seek independent financial advice. For more information visit the Citizens Advice Bureau or the Money Advice Service.