What is adult social care?
Throughout our lives we like to stay independent, healthy and safe for as long as possible. But at some point it might get a little harder to cope. That might be due to age, a health condition, disability or change in home circumstance. Whatever the reason sometimes all it takes is a little help. It might be some simple home help, or meals on wheels, visits to your home if you’re lonely, transport, advice on money or assurance of feeling safe that would make a difference to your wellbeing. Or maybe you’re a carer, looking for some support or even just a break from caring.
Whatever it is adult social care information tells you about the different options available and how to get what you need to live independently in your own home.
The Adult Social Care service at Surrey County Council focuses its support on people with social care needs, within available resources, particularly:
- residents with long-term and complex needs that affect their daily life;
- people recovering from an accident or illness who need help to manage daily living tasks, or build confidence over a short period of time;
- people recovering from a mental illness;
- carers of all ages.
You can now use a quick online checklist to find out if you, or someone you care for, are likely to be eligible for adult social care support from Surrey County Council.
Try our quick and easy-to use online checklist. As well as providing you with information on the support you could access locally, the checklist will also tell you if it might be worth spending time to do a full support needs assessment.
If you think you are unlikely to qualify for support from us, visit our staying independent section which contains lots of information about services that could support you to stay at home for longer.
Please see our contact page for alternative ways to contact us.