Assessment for care and support in Northern Ireland

3. How is an assessment arranged?

The assessment can be arranged through:

  • the person's GP, consultant or another relevant professional making a referral to the local HSC trust for an assessment
  • the person who is seeking support and care contacting their local HSC trust for an assessment
  • another person (such as a friend or relative) doing so on their behalf
  • the hospital social worker if the person is in hospital.