What information is needed in the assessment
The purpose of the assessment is to build a picture of who you are and what goals you have, in relation to being more independent; keeping yourself safe; if you are lonely and want to make new friends/ socialise; pursuing education/ employment.
The assessment will involve the Social Worker communicating with you and other people in your life (if you give permission), about how you cope in your day to day life, your strengths and interests, as well as your views and wishes for the future.
It is important that we understand what impact (both positive and negative) that your challenges have on your life., and also how these vary or fluctuate depending on the situation.
We may also need to establish if you have mental capacity to make important decisions about your health, care, welfare and finances.
For more information on Mental Capacity, please see below link