Thurrock Council has in place a policy for working with older people and vulnerable people over the age of 18. It is designed to help them live as independently as possible, encouraging them to regain skills they may have lost because of illness or disability due to impairment.
The council works with a number of different agencies to provide the right services, help and support for older people in Thurrock.
Services are subjected to an assessment which will help you identify what outcomes you are trying to achieve. We will then discuss your needs with you - and your carers or family before supporting you to decide what services are right for you.
If you are eligible for social care or carers services, we will offer you the choice to receive a direct payment. This allows you to purchase and arrange your own support. However if you want us to arrange and provide your support this can be done too.
If you do choose direct payments, we will be there to provide you advice and support every step of the way to help you with the scheme. Go to our direct payment page to find out more, or take a tour of our care choices directory. You may find just what you are looking for and may not need us in order to meet your outcomes.
We can also give you advice about accessing other community services in Thurrock.
You may need to contribute to the cost of your service, but this depends on your financial situation. We carry out a financial assessment to find out what your charge should be. Services will be free for some people.