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What Is A Care Needs Assessment?

Finding the right care for you

At Minster Home Care, we’re committed to meeting the care needs of all of our clients and believe in establishing trusting, caring and sociable relationships between our carers and the people they look after.

I already have an assessment…  

If you already have an assessment by a local authority please contact us on 01904 929080 or email so we can implement a care and support into your daily routine as swiftly as possible

I need a free assessment… 

Many people are put off by the idea of an assessment, but it’s not something to worry about.

All assessments by Minster Home Care are carried out by our registered manager, in the comfort of your own home, free of charge. An assessment is a simple way of working out your individual care and support needs so we can decide the best way to help you.

You may have a condition that you need daily or weekly help with, and it’s useful to make a list any things you may find difficult so this can be discussed during the assessment.

Once an assessment has been carried out we can recommend any services which might be of benefit to you or your loved one, and put together a tailored care plan to provide the support you feel is require. Our experienced team understand that people like things done a certain way, and we never want to try and change the way you do things day to day – we are simply there to support you. 

To book a free assessment please call us on 01904 929080 or email

An assessment by your Local Authority (direct payments) 

A care needs assessment from your local authority can be the first step towards getting the help and support you need with your daily routine. Similar to the Minster Home Care process, the aim is to work out how much help you need to enable you to live as independently as possible.

Everyone is entitled to a free care needs assessment, regardless of how much savings you have or your income. You then have the option to use the money from a direct payment towards paying for Minster Home Care services.

To apply for funding;

Ask the adult social services department of your local authority and explain that you need some help at home. It doesn’t matter how complex or simple your needs are.

How much will I receive as a direct payment?

The direct payments must be enough to meet the needs that your local authority has assessed you as having.

Depending on your financial circumstances, you might have to contribute towards the cost of your care. This is decided by a local authority means test or financial assessment.

Minster Home Care can provide further information on the funding process so to speak with us please call 01904 929080 or email


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Why Choose Minster Home Care?

✅ Various payment options
✅ Bespoke service and care plans
✅ A fully insured regulated service
✅ A local family-run business based in York
✅ All employees are DBS checked annually
✅ Complete background check on all employees
✅ Full training provided to all our team
✅ Our employees receive holiday pay and sickness pay for job security
✅ Our team use the latest technology to enhance the hands-on care we provide
✅ Our careers wear a bespoke Minster Home Care uniform

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Please call us for care today on 01904 929080 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch.

Would you like our team to send you a physical brochure? We have a digital brochure available here, however we do provide physical copies to those who request them. The physical brochure also includes a Minster Home Care pen, fridge magnet and additional information.

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