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What is a wellbeing assessment?

Each local authority has discretion about how it carries out assessments, but there  some common principles that must be followed.

For example:

  • Your assessment must consider the impact on your wellbeing of any difficulties you have and the outcomes you want to achieve in your daily life
  • You can involve your carer or anyone else you choose in your assessment to give a full picture of your situation, as can your carer in their assessment if they have one
  • Your assessment must look at how your needs can be met via community resources or advice and information before a decision is made to provide local authority services.

In the case of carers, the carer’s assessments must consider whether your carer:

  • Is likely to continue to be, able and willing to provide care and support to you
  • Works or wishes to
  • Is participating in or wishes to participate in education, training or recreation.

AGE UK Factsheet:How to get care and support

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Citizens Advice: Social Care & Support