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How adult social care can help

Adult social care in Suffolk, care and support assessments, housing support, care homes, advocacy, DoLS, moving from children's services and how to contact us.


Find out what advocacy means and how to get advocacy for yourself or someone you look after.

Care and support assessment

Find out what a care and support assessment is, who it's for, how it works, and whether you need to request it.

Care homes and supported accommodation

Your care home and supported housing options, including how to search for care homes in Suffolk.

Contact adult social care (Customer First)

How to contact adult social care in Suffolk, and what you can do to find help and support yourself online.

Health services in Suffolk

Find out who provides health services across the county, including the NHS and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

Homelessness and housing support

What to do if you’re at risk of becoming homeless, you’re already homeless or need emergency accommodation for tonight.

How adult social care works

Find out what social care is, the types of social care available in Suffolk, and how to access the right care and support for you or someone you look after.

Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Find information about the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), training courses and how to get independent advice.

Moving from children's to adult social care

Find out what support and help are available if you're transitioning from children's care services to adult social care.

Moving to or away from Suffolk

Find out how you can continue to receive social care services when you move to or away from Suffolk, known as continuity of care.

Paying for care

How social care is paid for, calculate your potential care costs using our calculator, deferred payment agreements, personal budgets and direct payments. 

Suffolk Adult Care Portal
You can use the Suffolk Adult Care Portal to manage your social care relationship with Suffolk County Council.


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