Eligibility for adult support services

Due to a recent change in the law, there are now national eligibility criteria to determine whether you qualify to receive care.

To be assessed for support, you need to show that:

  1. Your needs arise from a physical or mental impairment or illness, and;
  2. The issues you face have a significant impact on your wellbeing, and;
  3. You are unable to achieve two or more of the following activities:
  • eating and drinking
  • maintaining personal hygiene
  • managing toilet needs
  • being appropriately clothed
  • being able to make use of your home safely
  • maintaining a habitable home environment
  • developing or maintaining family or other personal relationships
  • accessing and engaging in work, training, education or volunteering
  • making use of necessary facilities or services in the local community including public transport and recreational facilities or services
  • carrying out caring responsibilities the adult has for a child

Find out if you are eligible for adult support services

To find out if you are eligible for support you will need to carry out a needs assessment.