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Adult social care

We provide information, support and advice for: 

  • older people
  • people with housing related support needs
  • people with learning disabilities
  • people with mental health problems
  • people with disabilities, sensory needs and long term conditions
  • people with substance misuse issues
  • carers – anybody who provides unpaid care to people in the above groups

We can often provide advice and information on alternative services in the community if we can't. You can search our adult social care community directory.

Get in contact with us

Adult Social Care Team contact details

Make an online general enquiry about adult social care services. We usually respond within two working days.

Request an assessment

If you are looking for help from us with your care and support needs, we will complete an assessment to establish the type of support would be most suitable to assist you. This assessment also determines if you are eligible to receive practical and financial assistance from the council. The assessment is free.

Do your own self assessment online

Self assessment gives you the opportunity to assess your own care needs or get someone to support you in doing the assessment.

You can carry out an assessment of your needs from the comfort of your own home as we believe that you and the people closest to you can best assess your care needs.

Short video about our service

The short video below describes what you can expect from us:



Adult social care jargon buster - a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean. The definitions were developed and tested by a steering group that included people who use services, carers, representatives from local authorities, information providers and key stakeholders from across the social care sector. Copyright Think Local Act Personal