A tool for exploring your social care needs

Lantern was developed to help free up social workers and practitioners to do what they do best by pointing people to the right services for their needs and referring them to social services when necessary.

We worked closely with adult social services in multiple councils as well as people who had gone or were going through the process of seeking support for themselves, friends of family members.

Understanding everything out there is overwhelming. I can’t do that at the same time as doing an assessment - Practitioner

We developed a form with simple interactions that would serve local, relevant community based services that might be of interest to the user.

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Just show me my options and I’ll do the rest - I’m motivated to do this. - Family member

When the user feels they have answered all relevant questions the site will advise them to either submit their answers to adult social care for a further needs assessment or suggest relevant support in their community.

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