Is someone you know struggling?
Published: 18 December 2017
See if they are eligible for extra support
Does your mum or dad seem to be struggling at home? It could be time to find out if they can get the extra help they need. Or perhaps you're looking after someone full-time and it’s beginning to have a major impact on all areas of your life – health, relationships or work. Go online to see if you’re eligible for extra support.
If you go online there are two checklists – one to assess the needs of the person who is struggling and a carer's checklist if you are looking after someone – these will take ten minutes to complete.
There is also an online financial assessment to check if you'll need to pay for social care support. This takes 20 minutes to complete and you'll need a recent bank statement to hand. You'll have the option of either keeping the details and results to yourself for information only – or registering fully and sharing with Surrey County Council Adult Social Care.
So visit Adult Social Care Online today to check whether you or someone you care for could get some extra help.
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