Under the Care Act 2014 the Isle of Wight Council has a duty to assess and focus on promoting your wellbeing. This means helping you achieve the things that matter to you in your life. We will do as much as possible to help you maintain, regain or increase your independence and be as active as possible.
The policy sets out the individual’s right to refuse assessment as well as the eligibility and assessment process and criteria. The policy also defines the scope of the council’s responsibility to those who do not meet the eligibility criteria.
This policy applies not only to people who are eligible to receive funded social care and support but to their family, carers and people who pay for their own care.