Adult Social Care East Lothian
In order to qualify for a service you must be assessed as having critical or substantial needs as defined in the eligibility criteria. To do this, a worker will carry out a needs assessment.
A needs assessment is used to make sure that the service you want is appropriate and will meet your needs. It will take into account:
- any medical condition or disability you have, and how it’s affecting you
- what you want to happen
- the views of your family or carers
The assessment will cover things like:
- what service is being requested and why
- what physical or psychological difficulties you may have
- any services/support already in place
You can contact Social Care to ask for an assessment, or you can someone else to do so on your behalf. Waiting times for assessment vary depending on demand for the service and your own circumstances.
You can read more about the needs assessment on the social care pages on the council website
Intended Client Groups:
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
People with physical or psychological health care needs
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Contact Info. & Service Address
East Lothian Council
John Muir House
-Monday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm Tuesday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm Wednesday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm Thursday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm Friday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm -
Tel: 01875 824309