Adult Social Care

What does it do?

The aim of adult social care services is to enable residents who are eligible for social care funding to:

  • gain maximum independence
  • make choices about their care
  • stay healthy and safe and
  • increase their ability to participate in family and community life.

Adult social care fulfils the council’s statutory duties in respect of vulnerable adults under the National Assistance Act 1948 and subsequent related legislation and works to make this a borough of opportunity for residents who need our assistance.
Councils are required to complete a thorough assessment of people’s needs and to meet these assessed needs in the most cost effective manner by providing community care services.