Request an adult care assessment

How to make a request

By law, we must assess anyone who appears to require care and support, regardless of their likely eligibility for state-funded care.

We will assess:

  • your strengths
  • what you can do for yourself
  • what help and support is around you
  • where you have difficulties
  • what outcomes you want to achieve

We will identify:

  • which of your needs are eligible for care and support
  • what help and support is available to you

Assessments can take place face-to-face in your own home, in a hospital or over the phone.

To request an adult care assessment, call 01522 782155.

What happens next?

We will aim to complete your assessment within 28 days.

If your carer is finding it difficult to cope, we will aim to assess you within seven days.

If your situation is urgent, we will aim to assess you within 24 hours.

Completed assessments

After we complete your assessment, we will ensure you have a copy.

If you are eligible for help from adult care, we will aim to arrange this within seven days of your assessment.

If you are not eligible for help, we will give you advice on services to help you continue to live independently and to maintain your quality of life.


If you are not happy with the outcome of an assessment, you can ask us to review your situation again.

If you are still not happy, you can make a complaint.

To find out about advocacy visit Connect to Support Lincolnshire.