Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities
An easy guide to your Social Care Team
Our Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities helps people with learning disabilities, from Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead, find and arrange care and support.
To get help from the team you need to be eligible for the support.
This means that you must have a learning disability. And your disability must impact on your ability to keep yourself safe and well.
Such as, needing help with:
- Washing and dressing
- Taking medication
- Cooking meals
- Eating and drinking
- Staying safe
If you are not eligible for social care support, we will always tell you about other organisations that could help you.
Arranging your care
If you are eligible for care and support services, we will work with you to understand what areas of your life you need support in.
This is called an assessment.
We will work with you to make a support plan.
We will support you to decide the help you need.
We will talk to you about what you want in your life and how you want to live it.
We will help you to feel and stay safe.
If you need extra help to understand this and make plans, we will help you to find an advocate to support you.
We will also work out the amount of money needed for your care and support needs to be met.
This is called a personal budget.
Paying for your care and support
We look at whether you need to pay towards your care, based how much money you have.
If you have more than £23,250 in savings and other assets, you will have to pay for all your support.
If you are assessed as a couple and have more than £46,500 in savings and other assets, you will have to pay for all your support.
Reviewing your care and support
If you receive support from us, we will keep in touch to make sure things are working well.
This is called a review. A review happens at least once a year unless your situation changes, or you feel things are not working.
You can involve your support networks to help share your experiences and wishes.