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Step 1: Social Care Needs Assessment


"Personalised Needs Assessment for Tailored Care and Support"

Discover the right care and support tailored to your unique needs. Our experienced and friendly social workers engage with you to understand your preferences and requirements. Whether in the comfort of your home or another location of your choice, our comprehensive Needs Assessment covers various aspects of your life, including your skills, health, housing, social connections, cultural background, and more.

Rest assured, our assessments adhere to the legislation and eligibility criteria outlined in the Care Act (2014), aligning with the standards used by the NHS and Local Authorities. This holistic approach ensures that we consider all aspects of your well-being, from self-care to your relationships, access to services, and family responsibilities. Let us help you maintain your independence and improve your quality of life.

When would a care needs assessment be neccessary?

Nellie Supports plays a crucial role in various scenarios where a comprehensive and professional assessment of an individual's needs and capacities is required.

1. Care Planning

Care Planning: Nellie Supports' services are essential for individuals and families who need to identify their specific care needs accurately. These assessments form the foundation of personalized care plans, ensuring that the support provided is tailored to the individual's unique circumstances.

2. Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP)

Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP): In cases involving EHCPs, where children and young people with special educational needs require tailored support, Nellie Supports' assessments can provide the necessary evidence to create a robust plan that ensures these individuals receive the education and care they require.

3. Continuing Healthcare Appeals

When individuals face challenges in obtaining funding for their healthcare needs, Nellie Supports can assist in assessing and documenting their requirements. This evidence can be instrumental in appeals for continuing healthcare funding, ensuring that individuals receive the financial support they deserve.

4. Legal Proceedings

In court hearings, whether for family matters, mental capacity assessments, or other legal proceedings, Nellie Supports' assessments serve as vital evidence. They provide a professional and impartial evaluation of an individual's needs and capacities, helping to inform legal decisions and ensuring that individuals' rights and interests are protected.

Therapeutic Care Needs Assessment, Nellie Supports - Comprehensive Care Solutions


At Nellie Supports, our approach to care needs assessments is rooted in therapy and holistic well-being. We recognise that true well-being extends beyond just physical health; it encompasses emotional and psychological aspects as well. Our assessment process is a therapeutic journey designed to provide comprehensive support while also addressing the emotional and psychological needs of individuals.

We begin by fostering an environment of trust and empathy where individuals can comfortably express themselves. Building trust and rapport is foundational to our process, and we achieve this through active listening and open communication.

Our assessments are in-depth and cover various dimensions of an individual's life. For adults, we consider their physical health, mental well-being, social and cultural background, and emotional concerns. When assessing children, we take into account their developmental stages, educational requirements, and family dynamics.

In cases involving children, we employ child-friendly methods like art and storytelling to encourage them to express themselves comfortably and engage in the process.

Throughout the assessment, we provide emotional support, acknowledging and addressing any fears, anxieties, or concerns individuals may have. Our goal is not only to identify physical care needs but also to recognise and address emotional and psychological ones.
After the assessment, we create personalised care plans tailored to the individual's specific requirements, including their emotional and psychological needs.

Our therapeutic approach doesn't end with the assessment; it continues during the provision of care or support. We maintain regular communication, offer emotional support, and adapt care plans as needed to ensure ongoing well-being.

We conduct regular reviews to monitor progress and adapt care plans as circumstances change. Our holistic approach recognises that emotional well-being is integral to overall quality of life.

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CASE STUDY: Transforming Lives: A Holistic Social Care Needs Assessment Case Study

Sarah, a 42-year-old single mother raising two children. Her life took an unexpected turn when she experienced a life-altering car accident that resulted in an acquired brain injury (ABI). Balancing the demands of parenthood with managing the challenges stemming from her ABI, Sarah began to feel an overwhelming sense of stress and pressure. This emotional burden was taking a toll on her mental well-being, affecting her relationships and overall quality of life.

Through active listening and deep understanding, we uncovered the emotional struggles intertwined with Sarah's physical and social challenges, all within the unique context of her ABI. This holistic approach allowed us to identify not just her practical needs but also her emotional and psychological well-being.

Sarah was supported not only in accessing college, which empowered her to pursue her educational goals and improve her social engagement, but also in meeting her caring responsibilities as a mother. This ensured that she could be the best possible parent to her children, reducing the risks of social isolation and strengthening her family bonds.

Sarah's journey exemplifies the profound impact of our therapeutic approach to social care needs assessments, especially for individuals living with ABI. At Nellie Supports, we firmly believe that an individual's well-being is a comprehensive journey.

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Registered professionals giving you peace of mind 

Experience peace of mind with our comprehensive social work services at Nellie Supports. Our team of registered professionals, including qualified and experienced Social Workers, is dedicated to providing exceptional care and support. From mental capacity assessments to a wide range of social work services, our experts ensure accurate evaluations, personalised guidance, and the highest standards of practice. Trust in our registered professionals for a reassuring and trusted partnership on your care journey, backed by their expertise in both social work services and mental capacity assessments.

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