Assessment for care and support in Northern Ireland

8. Finding out more

Assessment procedures in Northern Ireland are governed by legislation and regional guidance. The DHSSPSNI publishes information on:

  • who is eligible for assessment and how to apply
  • what kinds of services might be arranged
  • how to make representations (speaking about the matter on behalf of the person) and complaints.

Write, phone or call in to your local HSC trust's social services department to ask for the appropriate leaflets. The address will be in the phone book under the name of the HSC trust. Leaflets may also be available at local libraries.