No one knows how Local Authorities will estimate future personal care needs for people under 65. For new social care users it will be part of the assessment process but for existing social care users there may need to be a new assessment for everyone who gets social care. We can't do that here. So we suggest 3 methods of working out your future social care needs

You can use our "what type of care" calculator where you break down current support into the type of support that is listed in local authorities' current personal care definitions.  There are over 40 different categories of care included (see the table below) so it is comprehensive but we also know it is quite time consuming to complete.  If you want to use this calculator it is the second calculator on "Our Calculator" page - the orange and green one!

There are two quicker alternatives

You could assume that the average level of personal care hours that over 65s get (8.6 hours) will apply to you but that would make no sense for those who got less that 8 hours of support.

You can try different percentages of your support in the future care boxes - so much in the personal care box and so much in the other care box. 50:50 - 60:40 -  70:30. That way is easiest and will let you see the results different breakdowns make very quickly.


What is Personal Care?  
The following definitions used by one Scottish Council provide a model to be used to
 classify the tasks required to meet Service User needs into personal or non personal care.
This is a broader and more general definition than that which is used by many other councils
The Scottish Government has said that they expect the extension of FPC to be on the same basis as Personal Care definitions are currently for the over 65s.   This list is probably the best that can be expected.  It may be more restricted in some areas.  
Personal Care Tasks   
Personal Hygiene  Bathing/Showering
  Continence Management
  Incontinence Laundry
  Bed changing
  Hair washing
  Oral Hygiene
  Nail Care
  Skin Care
Health/Wellbeing  Medication administration – including eye drops
  Medication prompts – including eye drops
  Medication remind devices
  Application of creams or lotions
  Catheter care
  Stoma care
  Simple dressings
  Oxygen therapy
  Going to and getting up from bed
  Dressing and undressing
  Behaviour management
  Psychological support
Meal preparation  Preparation of food
  Fulfilment of special dietary needs
  Prompt/assist with feeding
Mobility  Transfers including use of a hoist
Non Personal Care Tasks  
Meals  Plating and/or serving of meals and drinks
  Housework Domestic laundry/ironing service
  Use of domestic equipment/repairs
Shopping  Domestic shopping/pension service/bill paying
Assistance with daily living  General counselling and support
  Maintain security of home & possessions
  Maintain security of their finances
  Maintain their personal safety
  Engaging with professionals
  Advice on aids & adaptations
  Advice on budgeting & debt, welfare benefits/official
  Managing relationship with neighbours/disputes