Get your care needs assessed

You may need help in your daily life because you're elderly and/or you have an illness or disability.

  • To help you find the right care and support, use this website. Locate hosts a range of information and advice including organisations to help you live as independently as you can.
  • You can complete some simple questions in the 'My needs' feature on Locate about yourself and your situation which will help Locate guide you to useful information for help and support. Depending on your responses you may be given the opportunity to answer some further questions to assess your needs.

Eligibility for care and support from the council

The information that you provide will identify if you have any needs that are eligible for care and support arranged by the council.

The national eligibility criteria set a minimum threshold for adult care and support.

The following information may help you understand eligibility for care and support:

If you're not eligible

If your assessment shows that you are not eligible for support we will tell you about organisations who may be able to help you.

Financial support

Care and support services are not free to everyone. If you want to apply for help with the cost, you'll need to complete a financial assessment. Find out more about paying for your care and support.

Carer's assessments

If you a carer, you can get your needs assessed to help you get support for your caring role