A health and social care assessment is carried out by social services to find out what help and support you need - like healthcare, equipment, help in your home or residential care.

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What you need to know

  • Available in England and Wales only

Services can include:

  • home care help with things like cleaning and shopping
  • disability equipment and adaptations to your home
  • day centres to give you or the person who cares for you a break
  • day care for your child
  • help with parenting, such as parenting classes
  • care homes

Your local NHS service, Citizens Advice Bureau or a charity might be able to help you apply for a needs assessment.