What happens after the supported self-assessment and assurance process? - Supported self-assessment
The eligibility determination must be made once the local authority is assured that the supported self-assessment has accurately captured:
- the individual’s needs
- their desired outcomes
- their ability to achieve those outcomes
- the impact on their wellbeing.
The individual must be given a written record of their needs or carer’s assessment following its completion and must also be given a record of their eligibility determination when this has been made.
In relation to the adult with care and support needs, a copy of their assessment must be shared with their carer if the adult requests this, and with anyone else that the adult requests it to be shared with.
In relation to the carer with support needs, a copy of their assessment must be shared with the adult with care and support needs when requested by the carer, and with anyone else the carer requests it to be shared with.
Where an independent advocate is involved in supporting the individual, the local authority should keep the advocate informed so that they can support the adult with care and support needs or their carer to understand the outcome of the assessment and its implications.