Your information and advice

A lot of people will be able to complete a self assessment, either by themselves or with help from family, friends or a support worker. Some people may find it difficult to explain their situation and may want to get support to help them to complete this self assessment.

This section has a few questions to help establish whether you would benefit from support to complete the self assessment.

Communication & Understanding

Do you regularly get confused, forget things, get lost or lose track of where you are in a new or unfamiliar place
You may wish to consider asking someone to help you complete this self assessment if you have difficulties communicating, understanding or making decisions.

Staying Safe

Please provide details if you fall regularly, number of falls, if you know what causes your falls, any medical treatment you receive to help prevent falls or any Hospital admissions or if you have received medical attention for your falls.
We are asking this to help us identify any concerns you might have about how others treat you. This could be things that they say or do to you that makes you feel upset or hurt, it could be to do with your money, your property or it could be about the way they look after you or don't look after you.

Mental health & wellbeing

This could include anxiety, depression, lack of sleep, poor motivation or stress

Savings and Investments

Some people have to pay for all or some of the care and support that they need. These questions will give you an indication as to whether you will be required to pay. A full financial assessment will be carried out by focus to establish your weekly charge. You are still entitled to a care act assessment (if appropriate) and support to plan your care even if you are paying the full cost.

Home & Living

Try and base your answers on a typical or average week, think about any support you have at the moment - imagine yourself alone in your home with nobody else there to help you

Food & Drink

Personal Care

Activities and social relationships

Education, Training, Work & Volunteering

Caring for Others