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Assessment of your care needs

Assessment of your care needs


An assessment of your care needs is an assessment carried out with you by care professionals from your local council's social care department. It's to find out:

  • what your care needs are
  • how they can be met

It's sometimes known as a:

  • care assessment
  • care needs assessment
  • community care assessment
  • joint needs assessment
  • shared assessment
  • single shared assessment

The information was last updated on: 25th August 2020


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