The role of Adult Services is to advise and support vulnerable people age 18 years and over who are in need of social care services and risk losing their independence.
Where we cannot provide services we can often provide advice and information on alternative services in the community.
We provide services to:
- 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.
The short video below describes what you can expect from us:
Assessment of need
When you contact us to ask for help we will ask about your health, daily living skills, abilities and personal circumstances. The social care worker will gather this information with you and your carer and agree with you what your needs are and how these might be met. This is known as an assessment. The assessment and any follow-up enquires by the social care worker are a free service.
You can make an online general enquiry about adult social care services. We aim to respond to your query within two working days.
Online assessment services
Self assessment gives you the opportunity to assess your own care needs or enable someone to support you in doing the assessment. This service is aimed at adults (aged 18 or over) who are finding looking after themselves increasingly difficult. For example if you or someone you know may be having difficulty getting in and out of the bath, managing stairs or with some aspects of personal care.
Self assessment gives you the opportunity to 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.
Bedford Borough Council Adults' Services online assessment