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Eligibility for social care support

To be eligible to receive support from us, your needs will be assessed against national eligibility criteria

To be assessed as eligible for support, you need to show that:

  1. Your needs arise from or are related to a physical or mental impairment or illness, and
  2. The issues you face have a significant impact on your wellbeing, and
  3. You are unable to achieve two or more of the following activities:
  • eating and drinking
  • maintaining personal hygiene
  • managing toilet needs
  • being appropriately clothed
  • being able to make use of your home safely
  • maintaining a habitable home environment
  • developing or maintaining family or other personal relationships
  • accessing and engaging in work, training, education or volunteering
  • making use of necessary facilities or services in the local community including public transport and recreational facilities or services
  • carrying out caring responsibilities the adult has for a child

You can now check if you may be eligible to receive support from Adult Social Care using the online eligibility checker.

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