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If you need someone to help

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Personal budget

his is money you can use to buy your care and support. To get a personal budget you have to have an assessment. This is done by your local Lifelong Service Adults Team. You, your family or friends can call Adults CarePoint on 01243 642121.

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Your home (and your needs)

An assessment will look at how you manage at home and your needs. It can cover:

  • looking after yourself
  • cooking and eating
  • going shopping
  • taking part in activities
  • keeping safe
  • having a short break (respite).
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Your health

The Health Facilitation Team  work with GPs and hospital staff. They can help you when you go into hospital or go for an outpatient appointment.

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Your money

Our Welfare Benefits Team checks how much money you have. This is called a ‘financial assessment’. They look at the benefits you get and give you advice about any other benefits you might be able to get.

The ‘My Network’ service can refer you to a Specialist Benefit Adviser if you need help to appeal a benefits decision.

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Your work

Some people go to day services where they can learn new skills. For people that want to work there is a service called Workaid which can help you find and keep a job.

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Your Social Life

Two services that can help you get out and about are:

  • Gig Buddies is a service that can help you get out and about or connect with others online.
  • Self-advocacy groups are a good way to make friends and get support from your peers.
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