Initial Care Act Assessments

Skylakes supports Local Authorities to meet the duty of assessing people’s needs and their eligibility in a timely way.

Each Initial Assessment will focus on the person’s needs and how they impact on their well-being, and the outcomes they want to achieve. Using a strength based approach we explore individual strengths and capability as well as any support which may be available from their wider network and in their community. We ensure the assessment is both holistic and person-centred and focuses on both the individual and wider network’s strengths whilst considering the impact on the whole family and any potential need for a carer’s assessment.