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Help for Adults

Adult Services

The role of Adult Services is to advise and support vulnerable people age 18 years and over who are in need of social care services and risk losing their independence. Where we cannot provide services we can often provide advice and information on alternative services in the community.

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The short video below describes what you can expect from us:

 

 

We aim to support people to live independently in your own home or where this is not possible, to provide alternative care arrangements that allow you to be as independent as possible.

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 available here.

 

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

Self assessment 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

 

Bedford Borough Handy Person Service

Bedford Borough Handy Person Service, helping and supporting People in Bedford.

It is often difficult and expensive to find someone to do smaller jobs like fitting a plug, hanging a curtain rail or fixing a tap. Our Handy Person Service can carry out these small repairs for you if you are unable to do them yourself.

For more information please click on the Handy Person Service link to go to web page.

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Health and Social Care

Bedford Borough Council is responsible for social care services within the borough. This section explains how we support people of all ages who may need care either at home or in another setting.

 


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