Getting the correct type of care and care establishment for your needs is essential and it is important that you recieve an assessment of needs.
All Social Services departments in England have a duty to undertake an assessment if it appears to them that you may need the services that they provide.
To request an assessment call in Warwickshire boroughts call 01926 410410, you will intially speak to Customer Services Advisor who will advise you of your eligibility and needs for services
Please note that if you are a self funder it is still advisable to have an assessment of need; in the event that your funds fall below the threshold of £23,250. Social Services may not support your funding in the establishment of your choice. People arrange their own social care services for different reasons; some pay the full costs and others may pay a contribution. If you are paying the full costs of care you are known as a ‘self funder’ This means either:
You have chosen not to approach adult social care for help or you have been assessed but are not currently eligible for services or you are eligible for services but your savings are above £23,250.
Most people’s health needs change over time. Your care plan should be reviewed regularly. As a minimum, reviews are carried out three months after services are first provided or significantly changed, and then once every year. Reviews should be carried out more frequently if necessary. If you would like to be reassessed because your needs have changed, contact your local social services or community health team within your local council.
However if you are clear as to your care need you can go directly to:
Further local guidance on Adult Social Care is available from the Warwickshire County Council Adult Social Care Services Site or from WPIC Care Information Centre
For national guidance please refer to the DirectGov – Health and social care assessments