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Care needs assessment

Before we can offer you support services we will need to find out more about your circumstances. A care needs assessment gives us an opportunity to look at a person's needs and work with you to put in place the best help and support. 

If you are a professional requesting an assessment for a patient or client under the Care Act please use the care assessment referral form for professionals.

Who can request an assessment?

You, a family member, friend or advocate can request an assessment by completing a support enquiry online

You can also call Careline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 233 3800. Our phone lines do get busy so you may prefer to refer online.

If you are requesting an assessment on behalf of someone, you must have their permission if they have capacity to make decisions about their care.

What happens next?

When we receive your support enquiry, somebody will contact you to arrange a time to do a full care needs assessment, or explain your options if a full assessment is not needed.

We aim to complete a full assessment within 28 days.