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Eligibility criteria

What are the differences between Critical, Substantial, Moderate and Low risks?

 

Critical is when:

  • Life is or could be threatened; and/or
  • You have major physical or mental health problems, or you are likely to develop such problems; and/or
  • You are (or could be) experiencing extensive loss of choice and control over vital aspects of your immediate environment and/or
  • You have been or might become abused or neglected (self or other); and/or
  • You cannot (or might not be able to) carry out vital personal care, domestic or other routines; and/or
  • Vital involvement in work, education or learning is or could be lost; and/or
  • Your vital social support systems and relationships will or may be lost; and/or
  • You cannot or may not be able to carry out your vital family and social roles and responsibilities.

 

Substantial is when:

  • You have significant physical or mental health problems or you are likely to develop such problems; and/or
  • You are (or could be) experiencing, significant loss of choice and control over your immediate environment; and/or
  • You cannot (or might not be able to) carry out most of your personal care, domestic or other routines; and/or
  • Involvement in many aspects of work, education or learning are or may be, lost; and/or
  • Most of your social support systems and relationships will or may be lost; and/or
  • You cannot or may not be able to carry out some of your family and social roles and responsibilities; and they are significant and important to you and to others.

 

    Moderate is when: 

  • You cannot (or might not be able to) carry out several personal care, domestic or other routines; and/or
  • Several aspects of work, education or learning are or could be lost; and/or
  • Several of your social support systems and relationships will be or could be lost; and/or
  • You cannot or may not be able to carry out several of your family and social roles and responsibilities.

 

    Low is when:

  • You cannot (or might not be able to) carry out one or two domestic or other routines; and/or
  • Involvement in one or two aspects of work, education or learning are or may be lost; and/or
  • One or two of your social support systems and relationships will be lost or may be lost; and/or
  • You cannot or may not be able to carry out one or two of your family and social roles and responsibilities.

 

If you have care needs that are clearly at the same level as these but because of unusual or unique circumstances do not fit this framework, you may still be eligible.


For enquiries please contact us.



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