Services for people with disabilities are intended to support people to lead fulfilling lives in their own community.
Services for people with a disability are available as self-directed support (also called personalisation).
Apart from initial information and advice it is usually necessary to be assessed for a service. We will use our eligibility criteria [39kb] to decide which level of need you fit into - low, moderate, substantial or critical. We will give priority to people with substantial or critical level of needs.
If you already have a social worker then you should continue to contact them in the usual way, if you've not contacted social work before then phone Social Care Direct.
There is no charge for assessment but for some services, for example, Home Care, there may be a charge, but this normally depends on your income, read our Guide to Client Contribution for further information.