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What to expect from Adult Social Care

Tower Hamlets Adult Social Care provides you with the advice, information and support needed to enable you to remain independent and to live a fulfilling life.

If the help, support and services detailed in our Adult Health and Wellbeing pages don't meet your needs then you might benefit from additional help from Adult Social Care.

When thinking about whether additional help would be useful, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What you would like to be able to achieve?
  • What difference would achieving that make to your life?
  • What has changed recently in your life?
  • What options have you considered?

WriteWrite down the answers to help you remember them

Support from Social Care

Adult Social Care supports adults of all ages, disabilities and backgrounds. The team helps people to live happy and fulfilling lives, mainly through support at home and in the community.

If you think Adult Social Care could help you, can contact Local Link:

If your situation is serious or urgent you should contact the Initial Assessment Team on 020 7364 5005 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri).

When you get in touch with either Local Link or the Initial Assessment Team, they'll ask you about the reason for your call and have a discussion with you.

They'll identify the best options available to help you. This could be accessing community based support, getting some equipment or referring you for a more in-depth assessment. Find out more about what what you can expect from an assessment.

Arranging support from Adult Social Care for someone else

If you're planning to contact Adult Social Care on behalf of someone else then you'll need to make sure that they know you're planning to do so. If you're able to, it's helpful to discuss the questions above with the individual before making contact.