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Ensure that an individual is supported to carry out self-assessment process.

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The Care & Support Statutory Guidance (Chapter 6) provides information about supported self-assessment, whereby an individual is fully involved in the assessment (to the extent of filling in the assessment form themselves). This gives individuals choice and control of the process, however, it is still the local authority’s responsibility to ensure that the information provided is accurate and complete and so support must be provided.

This may mean providing information that the individual requests, such as records of their historical needs and support from your organisation or external agencies. Support could also include arranging an independent advocate to help them complete the self-assessment if family or carers are not available.

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