If you are no longer able to carry out basic tasks such as getting yourself washed and dressed or getting to the toilet, Adult Care can complete an assessment. If you are assessed as needing help, they will work with you to agree your goals and identify and possibly arrange services that will benefit you.
If you think you need support contact Pembrokeshire County Council for more information on 01437 764551.
Finding out what eligible needs a person has starts with a conversation. During this conversation we will ask what matters to you. We will ask you about your circumstances; personal outcomes, barriers to achieving those outcomes, any risks to you or to other persons and your strengths and capabilities. We will also ask you about the support you already receive and we will talk about where you can access support that you need.
There is national eligibility criteria for care and support for adults, children and carers. Eligibility is made up of 4 criteria that must be met for the need to be eligible. There is a criteria table for adults, carers and children. There is an automatic right to eligibility for those at risk of abuse or neglect.
A person is regarded as being unable to meet a need if doing so:
|Adults & Adult Carers Eligibility Criteria|
|1st CRITERIA||2nd CRITERIA||3rd CRITERIA||4th CRITERIA|
|Their needs arise from the adult’s physical or mental health, age disability, dependence on drugs or other substances||
||As a result they are unable to meet that need, either alone, or with support of willing others, or with assistance from the community||As a consequence they are unlikely to achieve one or more personal outcomes unless the local authority provides or arranges care and support|
People who have complex health and social care needs will have their needs assessed by health and social care professionals, as part of an integrated assessment. These assessments will consider both Social care and NHS eligibility.
Health and Social Services colleagues work closely with voluntary sector organisations to make sure your return home from a stay in hospital is safe and comfortable. A plan for your discharge from hospital will be drawn up to make sure that you get the most appropriate support when you return home. This means that leaving hospital should not be delayed unnecessarily.
Organisations offering personal care can offer help with getting up, going to bed, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing, personal hygiene, eating, drinking, using the toilet, managing incontinence and tooth and denture care. They may be able to help with health related tasks such as dealing with pressure sores.
All organisations offering personal and/or nursing care have to be registered with the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW). CIW regulate and inspect social care providers and ensures they meet high standards. They also offer guidance on finding and choosing the right care services.
If you need help with cleaning the house, the Yellow Pages list companies under ‘Cleaning Services- Domestic’. You need to ask for and follow up references before employing a cleaner.
Keeping your garden maintained can become a concern. For advice on making your garden easier to manage you can contact Thrive on 0118 988 5688 or look at the website www.carryongardening.org.uk for tips to achieve this. You can find gardening services in the Yellow Pages.
There are various ways that help with meals can be provided. Some organisations bring a hot midday meal to your door, while others can deliver frozen or long-life meals that are easy to heat up.
Some restaurants and takeaways operate a home delivery service. Many supermarkets offer a delivery service for foods bought online.
Contact PAVS for details of any services or groups in your area that may be able to help. Tel: 01437 769422
Luncheon Clubs in Pembrokeshire are organised by local communities or voluntary organisations. Many clubs receive a subsidy from the County Council. Any person of retirement age (60+ years) can attend a luncheon club and even if your spouse/partner is under 60 they can come with you.
Tel: Pembrokeshire County Council on 01437 764551 to find your local luncheon club.
Good Neighbour Schemes are currently being established throughout Pembrokeshire. The schemes are there to give a helping hand on the occasions that anyone in the community may need it.
Support is given by community members and tasks can vary from changing a light bulb to reading a meter, giving lifts or picking up some shopping.
For information on current schemes please contact Pembrokeshire County Council on 01437 764551.
The Community Visitor Service provides housing related support to vulnerable adults to enable you to remain as independent as possible. After assessing your needs Community Visitors will carry out regular planned home visits, and put support plans in place. The type of support that can be provided includes:
To find out more about the service or to make a referral call 01437 764551
If you have difficulty exercising your dog or contacting pet care services, try your local ‘Good Neighbour’ scheme, your local church or PAVS on 01437 769422 to see if there is anyone who can help.
Alternatively, SPPOT is a local social enterprise that can provide dog walking services for a charge. Tel: 01437 767648
If you can no longer look after your pet you can contact the Cinnamon Trust. The Trust can find both long and short-term foster carers for pets who will keep their owners informed about their welfare.
The Cinnamon Trust, 10 Market Square, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HE
Tel: 01736 757900
There are also a number of local animal rescue centres- contact PAVS for details.