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Are you or someone you know finding it difficult to manage every day activities? Check if help may be available for you.
Would you like to find out what support is available to you?
You can use our online assessment form to find out if you can be provided with help or support in your daily activities.
This is called self-assessment. Self-assessment gives people the choice to assess their own needs or carry out an assessment on behalf of someone else.
If you are a carer, complete the Carers Needs Assessment to find out if you can be provided with help or support in your caring role.
What is a self-assessment?
Self-assessment is for adults who are finding it difficult to manage everyday activities. For example, you or someone you know might be having difficulty managing steps or stairs, getting in and out of bed, or some aspects of personal care.
You will be asked questions to help us understand your needs and what, if any, equipment or services we can provide to help you.
If the London Borough of Bexley agrees a person is eligible for support, they will be able to choose from a range of support services matching their assessed needs.
Who can complete a self-assessment?
A self-assessment can be completed by anyone who is having difficulty carrying out everyday activities, provided they are aged 18 or over and live within the London Borough of Bexley boundary.
Carers, friends or family can complete the self-assessment on behalf of someone else. This person must be aged 18 or over and live within London Borough of Bexley.
What happens after the self-assessment is completed?
You will informed whether you (or the person you are completing the assessment for) are eligible for services.
We might recommend a further assessment for people who have more complex needs than we cover in the self-assessment. This will give them the opportunity to discuss their needs and wishes in more detail.
If you qualify for support, you will be offered a range of equipment or services matching your assessed need.
If you would prefer, we can arrange for you to have the cash equivalent for some of these services so that you can arrange them yourself. This is called a Direct Payment.
You can find out more about who is eligible for support through the related links on this page.
We recommend that you read this information before you start your self-assessment.
If you need help urgently, or would rather speak to someone in person about your requirements, please contact Care Central on 020 8303 7777.