Assessments look at the difficulties you have and how you would them to be better. They also show whether you can get help with costs.
If you feel you need our support for your care, you can ask us to carry out an assessment of your needs and finances.
Support in the community
Before you ask us for an assessment, you should think about getting help from community groups in your local area.
Support from community groups is often better for you because:
- they may be able help immediately, whereas it can take weeks to get an assessment
- their services may be free or subsidised, whereas our services usually have a charge
Types of assessment
You should check who can get funded help from us before asking for an assessment.
There are 3 main types of assessment – these are: