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Help from the local council if you are ill, injured or have a disability - How do I claim?

If you have an illness or a disability, you may need help to continue living at home. For example, you may need someone to come in and help with personal things like washing, dressing. Or you might need equipment to help with mobility or daily tasks. These services can be provided by your local council.

How do I claim?

The first step is to have your needs assessed by these services through a Health and Social Care Assessment (also sometimes called a 'community care assessment' or an 'assessment of need').

Once you have been assessed, depending on your care needs, they will draw up a care plan outlining what help you should have and how this can be given. Services may be provided by social services, voluntary organisations and/or private companies.

Contact your local council (link opens in a new window)  for more information.

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