Applying for support

7. The help we can give to everyone

Some of our services are available to everyone regardless of their level of need or their savings and income.

Adult Social Care assessment

You can get in touch with us for a social care assessment. We can help make sure you get the right sort of care and support to meet your needs. During the assessment we will:

  • find out what kind of care and support you need
  • talk to you about what care and support options are available
  • check you aren’t missing out on any help with costs
  • help you manage your current and future care and support costs.

If you live in East Sussex and need an adult social care assessment, or just want help with finding a care provider, get in touch with us:

Information and advice

Finding a care provider

We can give you information and advice about other organisations and groups that might be able to help you.

We can also help you find care and support providers and advise you on getting quotes from them so that you get the most from your money.

You can also get independent help from Care Choices. They publish regional directories of care services and other useful contacts (both in hard copy and online). You can also register with them online to shortlist your care options.

Help with benefits

We give you help with benefits during your assessment. We can check what you are already claiming, give advice on what you should be claiming and help you to fill in the forms.

Find out more about, for example:

If you are moving into care

It is important to understand your rights before deciding to move permanently into a care home. We can give you advice on this, and about finding a suitable care home.

You can also get independent advice from Care Choices. They publish regional directories of care services (available online) and other useful contacts. You can also register with them online to shortlist your care options.

You can find out quality ratings for local care homes from the Care Quality Commission:

Help and enquiries

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