Getting care and support

2. During the care needs assessment

At the assessment you'll be able to talk about your care and support needs in confidence. We'll listen to what you say, and what your family, carers or friends say.

You'll need to show that:

  • your needs arise from, or are related to, a physical or mental impairment or illness, and
  • the issues you face have a significant impact on your wellbeing, and
  • that you're not able to achieve 2 or more of the following:
    • eating and drinking
    • maintaining personal hygiene
    • managing toilet needs
    • being appropriately clothed
    • being able to make use of your home safely
    • maintaining a habitable home environment
    • developing or maintaining family or other personal relationships
    • accessing and engaging in work, training, education or volunteering
    • making use of necessary facilities or services in the local community including public transport and recreational facilities or services
    • carrying out caring responsibilities the adult has for a child

If you're eligible

If your care needs meet the eligibility criteria, we’ll work with you to develop your care and support plan.

If you're not eligible

If your care needs are less severe, or you're not eligible, we'll offer you advice and information about other services and support which may help you live an independent life. You can also search for local organisations that provide care and support services in Stockport Local.