Social care assessment, eligibility and care planning- Fact Sheet - added on 07/04/2015
Social care assessment, eligibility and care planning
About this factsheet
This factsheet is just one of many factsheets produced by Age UK to provide information about your rights to advice, help and practical support within the adult social care system run by local authorities (councils).
This particular factsheet will explain the process and the legal framework for:
 getting into the social care system;
 obtaining an assessment of your care and support needs (whether you are someone who needs care or whether you are a carer);
 how the local authority decides who is eligible to receive care and support services; and
 working out a care plan for meeting your care and support needs.
It will touch on other areas such as paying for care, but not in any detail. We’ll refer you to the other relevant factsheets at these points in the text.
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