Care and Support Needs

People with care and support needs

The following categories of people is not exhaustive but incorporates the main groups discussed within the Care Act 2014, An adult who –

  • is elderly and frail due to ill health, physical disability or cognitive impairment
  • has a learning disability
  • has a physical disability or sensory impairment
  • has mental health needs, including dementia or a personality disorder
  • has long term illness/condition
  • misuses substances or alcohol

‘Care & Support’ needs?

The Care Act 2014 defines Care & Support needs in this context as follows, the adult may have Care & Support needs if –
a. The adults needs arise from or are related to a physical or mental impairment or illness
b. as a result of the adults needs the adult is unable to achieve two or more of the outcomes below and
c. as a consequence there is or likely to be a significant impact on the adults wellbeing

  • Managing and maintaining nutrition
  • Maintaining personal hygiene
  • Managing toilet needs
  • Being appropriately clothed
  • Maintaining a habitable home environment
  • Being able to make use of the home safely
  • Developing and 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 any caring responsibilities the adult has for a child

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