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Self Assessment Framework

Self-Assessment Framework

General Info – County Council


Assessment for Support

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To find out the best way to help you a member of staff from the Council can visit to talk with you about what help you need.

This is called an assessment.

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We will write down what help you need.

We will talk to you and people who know you - any people you would like in your assessment, for example your parents and family carers.

But the most important person we talk to is you.

When the member of staff is writing your assessment they will talk to you about it and give you a copy of it.

See: Assessment for longer term supportand Getting Support

A sheet of paper with questions on

We will ask you about things like:

  • The help you already get
  • The things you can and cannot do for yourself
  • Where you want to live and who you want to live with
  • What you choose to do in the day time and evenings
  • Things you want to do in your life
  • What your views, needs and wishes are

How we can help you

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You can also have a Person Centred Plan

A person centred plan puts the person at the centre of planning help and support for their lives.

Person centred planningis about:

  • Listening to and learning about what people want from their lives
  • Helping people to think about what they want now and in the future
  • Family, friends, professionals and services working together with the person to make this happen

When your assessment is done, we will try to make sure you get the help you need.

About Person Centred Planning (600kb .pdf)

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To find out more contact:




Self Referral and Self Assessment

·    What is this?

·    Related links

What is this?

We want to encourage people to choose the support they want, to maintain control over their lives, and live their life, their way.  We try to help people to live as independently as possible and feel part of their community.

We are also working towards:

·    making it easy for people to carry out a self assessment

·    for longer term support to plan, buy and arrange your own support.

·    providing better forms (to make them easy for people to complete themselves)

You can use the information and forms below to find out about Self Referral and Self Assessment.

We understand that not everyone will want /be able to do this, but we encourage people to take control where they can and want to do so.

Related links

·    Self Referral Form

·    Equipment Self Assessment

·    Carer's Assessment Form

·    Support Options