Assessing yourself form
Complete this form to start your personal self assessment. Your answers should be about what you think your needs are, in your own words, but you might find it helpful to have someone to help you and you may wish to ask your carer or a family member or friend to assist.
There are 3 broad areas of information that we will ask you to provide:
- Your essential information
- Giving your consent
- Information about your situation
What additional information you will need to provide
- Contact details of those who support you with their approval
- Your GP surgery’s address and contact details
Although there are a number of pages to this form, we do not expect it to take longer than 15 minutes to complete.
Before you start
Assessing yourself is suitable for you if you think:
- You have social care needs
- You are aged 18 and above
- You live in Devon AND
- You feel that you can fully understand and discuss your own needs and how they can be met (this is called assessing our Mental Capacity).
You can find out more information about mental capacity on this website: www.bestinterests.org.uk/what_is_mental_capacity
- This is not a form for carers – but if you care for another adult, find out about an assessment for yourself by phoning Devon Carers on 03456 434 435 or visit their website for information and advice: devoncarers.org.uk
If you’re not sure which council area you live in use the Find my council tool to find out.
What will happen next
When we have received your form, we will review it and contact you to discuss your situation and how we can work together. We will normally contact you by telephone unless you have asked us to get in touch in some other way.
We aim to contact you and work with you within 28 days of receiving your form.
If we do provide a service to meet your eligible needs, we will talk to you about having a financial assessment. You may need to make a contribution towards the cost of your care and support.
National Eligibility Criteria
We apply national Care Act (2014) eligibility criteria to decide if we can provide you with social care support.
We will meet your social care needs if an assessment shows that:
- your needs arise from, or are related to, a physical or mental impairment or illness AND
- as a result of your needs, you are unable to achieve two or more specified outcomes in the Care and Support (Eligibility Criteria) Regulations 2014
- as a consequence there is, or is likely to be, a significant impact on your wellbeing.