If you’re receiving support from early help or children’s social care, your allocated worker will ask your permission to make a referral to adult social care.
You can also make a referral yourself – this is called self-referral. You can do this by contacting adult social care on: 023 9268 0810.
Once you have been referred, someone from adult social care (such as a social worker or occupational therapist) will talk to you to understand the support you need and what you want to achieve. We’ll help you think about how you can meet your goals and what support would help. In adult social care, this is called a care needs assessment.
There are many different teams who can help people with different care and support needs like:
- learning disabilities,
- mental health, and
- sensory needs.
If you’re eligible for support, we’ll then check whether you need to pay any money for your care and support. This is called a financial assessment. If you’re not eligible for funding, we can give you information and advice to help you.
More information about moving between children’s and adult services is available on the Portsmouth Local Offer website.
You can also contact the adult social care helpdesk for advice on: 023 9268 0810.