Asking for support
Assessment of need
When you contact us to ask for help we will
ask about your health, daily living skills, abilities and
personal circumstances. The social care worker will
gather this information with you and your carer and agree with you
what your needs are and how these might be met. This is known
as an assessment. The assessment and any follow-up enquires
by the social care worker are a free service.
Contact details for the adult social care teams are
The short video below describes how your needs are assessed:
You can make an online general
enquiry about adult social care services. We aim to
respond to your query within 2 working days.
On line assessment services
gives you the opportunity to assess your own care needs or enable
someone to support you in doing the assessment. This service is
aimed at adults (aged 18 or over) who are finding looking after
themselves increasingly difficult. For example if you or someone
you know may be having difficulty getting in and out of the bath,
managing stairs or with some aspects of personal care.
Self assessment gives you the opportunity to
carry out an assessment of your needs from the comfort of your own
home as we believe that you and the people closest to you can best
assess your care needs.
Bedford Borough Council’s Adult Services on line assessment
services are available here