Eligibility and Funding

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  • Eligibility
    • National eligibility criteria
      • Local councils have their own assessment procedures
      • All assessment procedures will follow the national eligibility criteria
      • Decide who gets support and care
    • Three questions they will consider
      • Do you have care and support needs as a result of a physical or mental condition?
      • Are you unable to achieve two or more of the desired goals or outcomes as a result of your care and support needs?
      • Is there, or likely to be, a significant impact on your wellbeing?
  • Funding
    • Financial assessments
      • Decide whether or not a service user will have to pay for their care
    • Personal budget
      • Cash
      • Direct payment to the service user
      • Risk of financial abuse
    • Local councils may fund the entire care in certain cases


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