Many people, either through disability or after an accident or illness, find they need a little help regaining abilities or maintaining independence.
We can assess people over 18 who have, or appear to have, an illness or a disability and may benefit from receiving care services.
You will have to pay for some social care services but others may be free or at a reduced cost, depending on your financial circumstances.
We are living longer and need to think about our future and how we want to be cared for, including the costs of social care and how we pay for it.
We carry out a financial assessment to decide how much you will pay for the social care services you receive.
If you are thinking about moving into a care home, talk it through with us first. We may be able to help you make a decision.
Direct payments are made to allow people to organise and buy their own social care services.
Your support, your way gives you more choice and control over how your social care is planned, organised and delivered.
We ask you for information about yourself so that we can make sure we offer you the care, protection and support you need.