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
- 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 contact us for an assessment to find out if you are eligible to receive social care support from us.
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
You can go to the AskSara website and answer a few questions about what you need help with in your daily life. You will get advice about equipment that could help make living easier.
It can be for:
- help round the home if you're having difficulty with stairs, using the bathroom or getting in and out of bed
- in the kitchen preparing meals
- when you're out and about, shopping, driving or using public transport.
Request a care needs assessment from us
If you think you have any care and support needs, you are entitled to a care needs 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
Support for carers
If you are a carer and need support you can:
- find support, advice and organisations on the Connect to Support website
- find out how to request a carers assessment from a local carers organisation.