Eligibility criteria are the guidelines which are used to make sure all adults over 16 years old, who need social care support have their needs considered fairly.
To find out if you are eligible for support and for more information about the assessment process see the guide to Fife Council’s Social Work services eligibility criteria A Social Work Guide to Eligibility Criteria for adults and older people 2015.
If you think you may need help to live independently, you should contact the Social Work Contact Centre on 03451 55 15 03. The staff at the Contact Centre will discuss your situation with you and depending on your circumstances can help you with information and let you speak to the right person to guide you.
This could mean a referral to begin the assessment process or providing you with information about organisations that may be able to help you.