How do we define substantial needs?
These are situations where without help there will be serious harm or injury now or within 3 months.
The government’s Fair Access to Care Services eligibility frameworks says that risks will be defined as substantial when:
There is, or will be, only partial choice and control over the immediate environment
Abuse or neglect has occurred or will occur
There is, or will be, an inability to carry out the majority of personal care or domestic routines
Involvement in many aspects of work, education or learning cannot or will not be sustained
The majority of social support systems and relationships cannot or will not be sustained
The majority of family and other social roles and responsibilities cannot or will not be undertaken