Eligibility for social care

You may be eligible for support through social care if you meet the following 3 conditions:

1) Your needs arise from or are related to a physical or mental impairment or illness.

2) As a result of these needs, you are unable to achieve 2 or more of the following:

  • managing and maintaining nutrition
  • maintaining personal hygiene
  • managing toilet needs
  • being appropriately clothed
  • maintaining a habitable home environment
  • being able to make use of the home safely
  • developing and maintaining family or other personal relationships
  • accessing and engaging in work, training, education or volunteering
  • making use of necessary facilities or services in the local community including public transport and recreational facilities or services
  • carrying out any caring responsibilities for a child

3) As a consequence, there is or is likely to be a significant impact on wellbeing, including the following:

  • personal dignity (including treatment of the individual with respect)
  • physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • protection from abuse and neglect
  • control over daily life (including care and support and how it is provided)
  • participation in work, education, training or recreation
  • social and economic wellbeing
  • domestic, family and personal relationships
  • suitability of living accommodation
  • contributing to society

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