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What is available?

Residential placements provide accommodation for people with learning or physical disabilities, or with sight or hearing loss, who need more intensive or specialised support than can be provided at home.

Different types of residential placements are available to meet individual needs and different levels of disability.

Residential placements

Who can get a placement?

Residential placements are available for people over the age of 18 with a learning or physical disability, or with sight or hearing loss.

In order to work out what your particular needs are and whether a residential placement is the best way to meet them, we do need to carry out an assessment, this will also determine your eligibility for this service.

What is an assessment?


After the assessment we will identify and agree your needs with you and discuss the help and support available to meet them, according to the seriousness of your situation.

How much does it cost?

There will be some cost but the actual amount you pay will depend on the type of residential placement and the level of care needed.

Can I get help with the cost?

It is possible. We will help you fill out a financial assessment form to see if you qualify for financial help. To get a rough idea of costs you can carry out a quick, confidential financial self assessment, online.

How much will I pay for services?


Do you want more choice and control?

We may provide or arrange services for you but if you want more choice and control over your own life then you might be interested in Self Directed Support. This means that you have a Personal Budget, or Direct Payment, from us and use it to arrange your own support.

Self Directed Support and Personal Budgets


How to get in touch

The Adult Social Care Customer Liaison Team is the first point of contact for all referrals and general enquiries. You can contact them from 8.45am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on (01254) 587547. 

When you contact us we'll discuss your situation over the phone, check that we've got all our facts straight and then follow this up with a visit to your home to discuss whether a placement is the best way to meet your needs.

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