From Saturday 1 July 2023, Adult Social Care services will be delivered directly by Wirral Council. The service was previously delivered by Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.
There will be no change for people who use Adult Social Care services, or changes to points of contact. Any future changes to contact arrangements will be communicated in advance.
Please visit the Wirral Council website for more information.
To meet the eligibility criteria in England, you must show that:
- your needs result from a physical or mental impairment or illness, and;
- the issues you face have a significant impact on your wellbeing, and;
- you are unable to achieve two or more of the following activities:
- 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
During any assessment we will work with you to find out what your specific needs and strengths are based on:
- your independence
- your wellbeing
- your ability to make your own choices
- your ability to manage personal and daily routines
- your health and safety
With your agreement, we will also gather information from anyone else involved in your care and support including: family members, carers, GPs, advocates and other professionals. This will allow us to determine the help you may need. This could range from simple advice and information to complex support needs.
Who can apply for support?
Anyone can complete an assessment regardless of income or financial circumstances. The assessment will show if you meet the eligibility criteria for support or whether you would benefit from support from another agency or voluntary sector service. Once the assessment is completed:
- we will give you immediate information about services, advice and guidance
- we will work out if you are likely to need ongoing support
- a financial assessment will be undertaken to find out if you need to contribute to your care costs (for more information read the Charging Fact Sheets)
- we will signpost you to a more appropriate agency or voluntary sector service to help you if we are not able to.