How to get adult social care support

Care and support is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include support with things like:

  • getting out of bed
  • washing and dressing
  • getting to work
  • accessing education, training and volunteering opportunities
  • eating
  • seeing friends
  • being part of the community.

You can access help and arrange care yourself or for friends and family without having to contact us. However, if you think you have care needs you can complete a self assessment to find out if you are eligible to receive social care support from us.

Complete a self assessment

If you think you have any care and support needs, you complete a self assessment. It is an opportunity to tell us about your situation and discuss your care needs, so we can understand things from your point of view and see if you are eligible for care.

Following an assessment, we can only provide social care support to those who are eligible and most people end up paying for some or all of their own care.

Find out more about care needs assessments

Manage your own care and wellbeing with Connect to Support

Go to the Kent Connect to Support website to find information and advice on care and support, for you, a relative or a friend. The site can help you find out:

  • what sort of support you may need and what’s available near you
  • about paying for care
  • what happens when you leave hospital
  • how to buy equipment to help you around your home
  • what type of support care homes can offer.

Go to the Connect to Support website

Get advice on equipment to make daily living easier

Living Made Easy can help you to find the equipment you need. You'll get tips, advice and guidance on the equipment that is available to you. This could include help:

  • around your home, if you're having difficulty with your stairs, using the bathroom or getting in and out of bed
  • to prepare meals
  • when you're out and about, including shopping, driving or using public transport.

Visit Living Made Easy

Support for carers

If you are a carer and need support you can: