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Fostering & Adoption

About Fostering Fostering is when a child is cared for by someone who is not a member of their own birth family. Fostering offers a safe, secure and warm home to a child when their own family are unable to. Fostering is hugely rewarding and great fun. It offers you...

Your Care: Wellbeing Assessment

Getting a needs assessment If you think you, or someone you know, needs help to cope day-to-day, the first step is to get a needs assessment from your local council.You’ll need to have this assessment before the council can recommend a service such as: equipment...

Your Care: Financial Assessments

What is a financial assessment? A financial assessment or means test works out if the council will pay towards your care. It looks at how much money you have. Generally, the council helps to pay for care costs if you have savings less than £23,250. It may be that...

Looking After Someone

Who Can Get Help? A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member of friend over the age of 18 years who due to illness, disability, a mental health condition or addiction cannot manage to live independently without carer support. Carers IW have been jointly...