Community care is help that is provided to people in need to help them live as independently as possible.
This may include getting help with housing, healthcare and finding a job, as well as many other areas of a person's life.
A community care assessment will consider the needs of the person with a learning disability, as well as the rest of their family.
Getting the help you need is incredibly important. With proper support, people with a learning disability can get the things they want out of life, and parents and carers can get the support and breaks they deserve.
With the support of our son's respite provision and a fantastic key worker, we were able to access an independent day service that gave him more choices.
A person with a learning disability can ask for a community care assessment themselves, or a parent, carer or professional can request one on their behalf.