Our first priority is safeguarding vulnerable adults. We also arrange services to meet eligible needs for adults with physical or sensory needs, mental health needs, and learning disability or substance misuse issues. Supporting Carers to continue caring for their loved ones is also one of our major duties.
We make an assessment of a person's needs and current situation and the amount of risk to their welfare, health or personal safety that they would face without any help. To contact Adult Services about services or related advice and support please contact us on:
Telephone: 01234 267422 (Lines open Mon-Fri
Bedford Borough Council
For more information about Adult Services visit our website: www.bedford.gov.uk
People you feel are at substantial or critical risk if help is not made available to them. See A Guide to who qualifies for Adult Social Services- Our eligibility Criteria (page 2 )
Please note: when seeking/receiving advice in regard to patient care and making referrals, NHS Connecting for Health Information Governance standards and policies must be adhered to.
We do not arrange support for people when there is little risk to their health and welfare. We do not usually arrange cleaning, shopping or bathing services - unless it is part of the wider health and social care package; see A Guide to who qualifies for Adult Social Services- Our eligibility Criteria (page 3)
For example, we would not normally provide support for people who:
Note: We can give people who do not qualify for our support, information about other sources of help that they may qualify for. For local and national support organisations visit our Adult Services Directory at: http://www.bedford.gov.uk/health_and_social_care/help_for_adults/information_and_advice-1/directory_of_services.aspx
We ensure that information about the help and support available from the Council and partner agencies such as the NHS and third sector providers is easily and widely accessible. This information enables people to make informed choices about the services that are available to them.
Visit our information and advice resources page at: http://www.bedford.gov.uk/health_and_social_care/help_for_adults/information_and_advice.aspx
Last updated: 13/08/2013
Update due: 13/08/2014