An assessment is when Adult Social Care find out about your care and support needs and how meeting these can help you achieve what is most important to you.
The assessment will help decide if we can meet your care and support needs. This is based on national rules called eligibility criteria.
A social worker will talk to you (and anyone who helps you, with your permission) about:
A social worker will look at whether your needs:
The social worker will also talk to you about what outcomes you want to achieve.
The social worker will give you information and advice about your options. This may include putting you in touch with other organisations.
If you are eligible for publicly-funded care and support, Adult Social Care may arrange short-term support to help you regain your independence. This will help everyone to understand if you have any longer-term needs.
Everyone working with you will try to make sure you have as much independence as possible: living at home; using natural support; involved in your local community and with information and advice that gives you control.
If you need longer-term support, a social worker will discuss with you different ways of meeting your needs:
Whatever is agreed, the social worker will give you an indication of the costs involved and other options you might think about.
If you are worried about your mental health and want help, you should start with your GP. Most mental health services are provided by Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Trust.
Adult social care is now provided by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust