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.
- 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.