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Adult Direct Payments

Direct payments Once we’ve carried out your care assessment and agreed the type of care you need, you can choose to receive direct payments to pay for it. This gives you the freedom to choose the services that meet your assessed needs and who provides…

Adult Social Care and Preparing for Adulthood

What is Transition? Transition is the period of time when young people are moving from childhood into adulthood. The transition journey is from age 14 to 25 years. Council services for adults are different from those for children, so it is important that young adults…

Care Act Fact Sheets Including Transition From Children to Adult Care

Please follow the link to access the factsheets below Factsheet 1: General responsibilities of local authorities: prevention, information and advice, and shaping the market of care and support services Factsheet 2: Who is entitled to public care and support? Factsheet 3: Assessing needs and determining…

Children's Social Care

Disabled Children's Service The aim of the Disabled Children’s Service is to work in partnership with disabled children and young people, their families and carers to enable them to have the best opportunities in life.  

Information on Adult Needs Assessment

Needs assessment What is a needs assessment? A needs assessment is an opportunity for us to look at a person's needs and work with them to find the best ways to provide care and support. There is no charge for a needs assessment. Request a…

Personal Health Budget

From 1st April 2014 children and young people who meet the eligibility criteria for NHS Continuing Care have the right to request to be considered for a Personal Health Budget from their local Clinical Commissioning Group.  From the 1st April 2015, this is to be…

Social Care

This area is broken down into two sections of information: Children's Social Care - this contains information on the support available through the Local Authority's Children's Social Care Teams and Services and had further information on Short Breaks. Adult Social Care and Preparing for Adulthood…

Transition Policies and Protocols

These documents are currently under review