You will receive a copy of the completed assessment to ensure the conversation was accurately recorded and you agree with what has been written. You will be asked to sign the assessment. However if you are not happy with what has been written you can discuss it before you sign you it. After your assessment we will give you the information and advice that we have jointly identified will help to support your needs. We can then discuss how you can access any additional support that will help you. This could be helping you identify support available through your family or friends or providing you with information and support to access community resources or preventative services like MIND and Carers in Herts.
In some cases this may include a personal budget (an identified amount of money you can use to purchase the unmet social care needs we have identified). Social care is means tested so you may need to have a financial assessment and pay towards your care. We will tell you how much money your care will cost (your personal budget) and how much you may need to pay towards it.
Occasionally, it will not be possible for the person assessing your needs to make final decisions without talking to someone else first. If this is the case, we will explain to you what will happen next and how long it is likely to take.