Finding suitable housing or adapting to your current home can make a huge difference to your quality of life, whether you need support yourself or are caring for someone else. We may be able to help widen your understanding of your housing needs.
We have a duty to assess anyone who appears to have care and support needs under the
Care Act 2014.
This could mean we should:
- assess your needs and give you advice, whatever your financial circumstances
- provide information about services and support options available to you in your area
- give you a carer's assessment if you are an unpaid family carer
The assessment by adult social services is important because it will help you work out what your difficulties are and consider what support options, including your housing arrangement, you might have.
The cost of housing options varies and the amount you pay is dependent on your individual financial circumstances. You will need to request an assessment to find out how much of a contribution you will need to pay.
Request an assessment or review from adult social services
We can give you information, advice and guidance to help you remain independent. Where you may require additional help we can assess you to see if you have eligible needs or to review your current care package.
How to request an assessment or review
Below is a range of housing options that you might want to consider. These include:
- moving to a more appropriate setting
- moving to a more appropriate residence or
- making adaptations to your current home
All may be appropriate whether you own your own home or rent from a private or social landlord. It is important that you take account of any financial implications and consequences for you.