What is a Needs Assessment?

As you get older or as a result of illness or disability, you may need help to remain safe and carry out everyday living tasks. Perhaps you are having difficulty preparing meals, washing, getting out and about or moving around your home as you once did.

Your are entitled under the The Care Act 2014 to a Needs Assessment to identify tasks you need help with and to find out what support may be available to you from the council, other services or organisations.

More detailed information on Care and Support Needs Assessments may be found here.

Click here to return to the 'What is Autonomy' page and to access the Assessment.

Important: If you are in crisis, at serious risk of harm or feel you cannot cope right now, please call the First Contact Team rather than completing a Needs Assessment via Autonomy.