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New restrictions have been announced in Charnwood to stop the spread of COVID-19

Tighter rules are needed because cases of the virus are increasing amongst all age groups – particularly young people and those over 60.

Most of Leicestershire is in tier 1 – ‘medium’ risk. Residents in Charnwood and Oadby & Wigston are in tier 2 – ‘high risk’.

You can explore what the new High alert level means.

Coronavirus updates for parts of Leicestershire 

Assessment and eligibility for care and support

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If you’re aged 18 or over and live in the county of Leicestershire, you can request a care and support assessment to find out if you have eligible care and support needs.

  • Care and support assessment 

    Get a care and support assessment to see if you have eligible care and support needs.

  • Eligibility for care and support 

    We use national eligibility criteria from the Care Act 2014 to identify whether you have eligible care and support needs when we have completed your care and support assessment.

  • Personal budgets 

    Your personal budget is the total amount of money allocated to you to meet your care and support needs, as agreed in your support plan, following your care and support assessment.

  • Someone to speak for you and advise you - Advocacy 

    You can have someone who will support and involve you as much as possible in discussions and decisions about your care and support. They are known as an advocate.

  • Contact Adult Social Care 

    Find the contact details for Adult Social Care and how to make a professional referral.


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