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Care Needs Assessments

The Care Act 2014 provides a framework under which local authorities assess care needs.  They use this framework to assess a person’s care and support needs and following this, identify which services a person is eligible to receive.  The assessment must be person-centred throughout, involving the person and supporting them to have choice and control.  My care needs assessments are person-centred and involve the person and their support networks to complete a thorough assessment.  All of my assessments are completed by me, a Registered Social Worker with 10 years’ experience working within local authority adult social care teams. I use the Care Act 2014 as a framework for my care needs assessments which is the same framework that local authorities use when completing their assessments.  The purpose of a Care Needs Assessment is to identify the needs of a person and how these impact on their wellbeing, and the outcomes that the person wishes to achieve in their day-to-day life.

Whilst being independent of any local authorities, I can be instructed to complete Care Act or care needs assessments and do so for a variety of reasons, including; second opinion assessments if there is disagreement with one completed by a local authority or refusal by a local authority to complete an assessment because the person doesn’t appear to have a need for care and support.  I can be instructed by individuals, their representatives or solicitors.  I can also be instructed by Local Authorities who would like a care need assessment completed by an independent, registered Social Worker.

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