Eligibility criteria and Fair Access to Care
Fair Access to Care is a system developed by the government to help decide who should receive care from adult social care departments. All social care departments in England have to use the same Fair Access to Care ‘eligibility criteria’ to decide whether someone should get help with care from the local council.
The eligibility criteria are divided into four categories that describe the amount of care someone needs: critical, substantial, moderate or low.
Leeds Adult Social Care will help people who have been assessed as having critical or substantial needs. Decisions are based on the risks to both immediate and long term independence.