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Care and Support for Adults

Care and Support for Adults

There are lots of different ways that young people can be helped by Adult Social Care, a full list of support offered by Adult Social Care is here: Adult care services | Newcastle City Council.

More specific support and information is below:

Learning disability and autism

Learning disability and autism team provides an assessment service for people with a learning disability. The team can offer:

  • Assessment and care co-ordination Independent supported living
  • Support for parents and families
  • Care management
  • Mental health assessment
  • Forensic services
  • Support for adults with learning disabilities and complex health needs

Use this link to request an assessment and start the process.

Frequently asked questions

Click the question to find out the answer:

  • What happens after a carers assessment?
    • Newcastle City Council will look at your assessment and decide what care services it can provide or arrange for you.
    • There are nationally agreed criteria that you need to meet in order to be eligible for this support Care and support assessment | Newcastle City Council.
    • This page guides you through planning and where you can get advice if you’re not eligible for help from the council Care and support.


  • Can my support plan change?
    • Your care and support plan will be reviewed regularly to see what's working and not working, and if it's still the best support for you. This usually happens within the first few months of support starting and then once every year.
    • If at any time you're unhappy with your care, call adult social services at your local council and ask for a review.
  • Do I have to pay for care?