If you need help to look after yourself, you could benefit from a care needs assessment from your local council. This will work out what help you need and how you might get it. You can prepare for the assessment and get help to express your views to make sure the council gets a full picture of your needs.

Next steps

To request a care needs assessment, go to gov.uk/apply-needs-assessment-social-services.

See our Preparing for your care needs assessment checklist to help you get ready for your assessment. You could also use this checklist to refer to during your assessment.

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