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Care Act - Assessment and Eligibility

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Care Act - Assessment and Eligibility



The assessment and eligibility process is one of the most important elements of the care and support system. The assessment is the key interaction between the local authority and an individual. It should not just be seen as a gateway to care and support, but should be a critical intervention in its own right, which can help people to understand their situation and access support when they require it.


This course is intended for:

  • People employed in assessment roles, or who are responsible for determining eligibility
  • Anyone in a provider organisation who makes admission or service acceptance decisions
  • Managers of all of the above types of roles


This two module course forms part of the suite of e-learning courses that have been developed to support the implementation of part one of the Care Act 2014. It is based upon the Skills for Care training materials.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion - with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.


Once you've completed this course, you'll have a knowledge of:

  • Appropriate and proportionate assessments
  • Preventing needs
  • Taking a holistic, strengths-based approach
  • Supporting a person's involvement
  • Roles, responsibilities and expertise
  • National eligibility and carers' eligibility frameworks
  • National carers' eligibility framework

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