This is based on identifying how your needs affect your wellbeing. You can find more information on the Council's Help with paying for your care and support webpage.
Care & support for people with learning disabilities
Learning Disability Services (Dimensions) arrange social care and support for adults with learning disabilities and their carers, who are Somerset residents. Eligibility for services is determined though a care and support assessment.
There is an Easy Words document that explains what the Learning Disabilities service does.
The Council uses national rules to work out if you are eligible for help with paying for any care and support you need.
There are two sets of rules; care eligibility and financial eligibility.
If you are eligible, following a care and support assessment, the Council will complete a financial assessment. Please see the Financial assessment page on the Council website for more information.
If they can help you with the cost of care, you may be asked to make a contribution. There may be things you want to do that they can't pay for.
Whether the Council contributes to the costs of your care or not, they will always provide help and advice or direct you to someone else who can help.
Services include residential care, supported living, the Shared Lives Scheme, residential short breaks, domiciliary care, day services and support for work. Services may be provided either by the County Council or independent providers.
You can find links to more information to help you below.
- The Learning Disabilities Service
- Learning Disabilities Accommodation
- Somerset Total Communication
- Shared Lives Scheme
- Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Adult Learning Disabilities
- NHS Choices - Learning disability