Following the assessment you will discuss with the worker the best possible solutions to enable you to remain as independent as possible. This may include:
- Liaison with and referral to other agencies – we work closely with health care and other social work staff so it may be appropriate to refer you to a different professional with your consent.
- Providing carers and/or support workers to assist you with tasks such as dressing, washing, preparing meals etc. Care would be taken to ensure that you remain as independent as possible.
- Providing a sitting service to stay with you in your home to allow an informal carer a break.
- Providing a bed in a care home for a short-term admission (respite). This would be to allow a main carer a break from their caring role.
- Providing a bed in a care home for a long-term admission. This would occur if your care needs could no longer be met within the community.
Some of these services may incur a charge - the worker who visits you will explain clearly what, if any, services being considered are chargeable. The worker may also, (depending on the services), perform a financial assessment to determine whether charges are applicable in your circumstances.
If, following assessment, you are eligible to receive a service you can opt to receive a cash payment which can be used towards the purchase of the support that you require.