How do I get it?
You can contact your local Social Work Department and ask for an Assessment of your Care Needs. This is known as 'self-referral'.
You can also ask someone else to do this on your behalf. Your GP, district nurse, member of hospital staff, local housing officer, welfare rights officer, citizens' advice worker, relative or carer can ask for an Assessment of your Care Needs for you. An Assessment of your Care Needs is completed before anyone enters a care home, followed by a six week assessment period and continual review.