Adult care assessments

Help to live independently

Most people in Lincolnshire are able to remain living independently in their own homes.

If you are looking for ways to cope with everyday tasks and think you need care, advice and support is available in your community to help you to stay independent.

To find out what help is available to you, visit Connect2Support, for a range of advice including:

  • help with meals and shopping
  • adaptations for your home
  • equipment to stay independent
  • technology for independent living
  • walking and mobility aids

If you feel your needs require longer term support, we can help. We can provide information and advice on how to get you the right support, which may include carrying out an adult care assessment.

Assessment options

Most people in Lincolnshire are able to remain living independently in their own homes in Lincolnshire.

Before you request an assessment, you may want to review your options to help you to live independently.

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

An assessment is a conversation which will explore what is important to you, including:

  • 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 work with you to identify:

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

Assessments can take place face-to-face in your own home, in a hospital, via video call 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.