Wales Council of the Blind


Definition: In social care teminology, the process whereby the needs of an individual are identified alongside their impact on independence, daily functioning and quality of life so that appropriate care, health or other services can be planned. It aims to identify and explore the many issues connected with a person's needs and should include all relevant viewpoints. It should be self-contained and time-limited, culminating in the clear identification of needs and the objectives for how these needs will be met.

Category: adult social care

Credit: Department of Health

Source: Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms

Services mentioning Assessment

Alstrom syndrome support group - (Alstrom Syndrome UK) Support Group

Provides support for those affected by Alström Syndrome, their carers and professionals working with them. This includes a forum, help with gaining access to medical assessments with doctors who have expertise in Alström Syndrome, quarterly medical screening clinics and a newsletter.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Pembrokeshire - (Pembrokeshire County Council) Transport

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance. Ask for a Disabled Eligibility Assessment Form from the Local Authority.

IT Support for disabled people - (AbilityNet) Access technology

AbilityNet offers a range of free services to enable disabled people to make use of assitive technologies. These include free factsheets, a telephone helpline and an on-line assessment tool.

Sense Usher Service - (Sense) Information

The Sense Usher Service specialises in the field of Usher syndrome and supports people with Usher, their families and professionals. Support covers advice, assessments, training, mentoring and professional support.

Sight Cymru - Supporting People - (Sight Cymru) Welfare benefits advice

We can provide help and support for independent living as well as benefits advice and advocacy and help accessing their services. Assessments are carried out at the individual’s home.

Workplace Assessments - (Visualise Training and Consultancy) Employment Support

We carry out holistic workplace and work-based assessments for visually impaired, hearing impaired and dyslexic employees in the workplace.

Library records mentioning Assessment

Addressing a Workforce Crisis in Wales Research paper - [Library Type]

This report stresses the fact that the ROVI is the only qualified worker to make an assessment of need in the case of people with sight loss and to deliver specific interventions. The cost benefits are known from research: rehabilitation interventions have been shown to remove the need for continual and costly support from other social care services and health.

Reading with Confidence: a report on the provision of electronic pocket magnifiers for children with sight problems in Wales Report - [Library Type]

Visually impaired children and young people across Wales have access to The Low Vision Scheme which provides low vision aids, free of charge. There are 170 accredited high street optometrists and dispensing opticians located across Wales who offer low vision aid assessments free of charge. Under the scheme currently, only low tech low vision aids (such as optical magnifiers) are available. There is a growing concern that children and young people are not using their optical magnifiers, mainly because of their distasteful designs and limited magnification capabilities.