Definition of care needs
There are three conditions:
- The adult's needs arise from or are related to physical or mental impairment or illness. (This includes if the adult has a condition as a result of physical, mental, sensory, learning or cognitive disabilities or illness, substance misuse or brain injury.)
- As a result of the adult's needs, he/she is unable to achieve two or more of the specified outcomes listed below.
- As a consequence of being unable to achieve these outcomes there is, or is likely to be, a significant impact on wellbeing - including the adult's ability to protect themselves from abuse and neglect.
Can the adult:
- Manage and maintain their nutrition?
- Maintain personal hygiene?
- Manage toilet needs?
- Dress in appropriate clothing?
- Keep safe in their own home?
- Maintain a habitable home environment?
- Develop and maintain family and other personal relationships?
- Access and engage in work, training, education and volunteering?
- Make use of necessary facilities or services in the local community?
- Carry out any caring responsibility for a child?