The scheme, through a Social Worker, will assess the needs of the person to identify and agree the level and type of support that the Shared Lives host will be required to provide to the individual and, in turn, the level of payment they will receive from the Shared Lives scheme. It is important that we know about a person’s physical, social, emotional and cultural needs and their hopes and wishes, so that we can meet these within the Essex Shared Lives scheme.
The assessments will place the Arrangement into one of the three payment bands and will identify points like:
- Personal care needs
- Capacity of the individual to stay alone and safe
- How much help the individual need for basic tasks such as eating and drinking
- Shopping and household tasks such as cleaning, cooking and laundry etc
- Money management
- Medical conditions etc
Depending on the needs of the person, the Care and Support Fee can vary between £280 and £427 per week.