Care plan

A care plan is a written statement of your individual assessed needs identified during a Community Care Assessment. It sets out what support you should get, why, when, and details of who is meant to provide it. You are entitled to be given a copy of your care plan and should not sign the care plan until you are happy with it.

People who are self-funding their care services are also entitled to an assessment of their needs and can request assistance in arranging care and support services if they are not in a position to do so themselves. Under the Care Act 2014 you can also request that your local authority brokers home care services for you, if you have been identified as requiring this level of support.