Think about all the things you cannot do, or have trouble with, because of your condition. Do not leave things out, even if you feel you can manage well enough: if you have found complicated ways of coping, make sure you explain these too.
It is worth keeping a diary of your needs for at least a week before you fill in the allowance form. The diary can give you a good idea of your care needs - this is the help you need to complete personal tasks.
Remember to include any help you need during the night too. You should also write on the diary how many times you need help with tasks like getting out of chairs. If you get help to fill in the form from your nearest Citizens Advice, remember to take your diary with you.
Help with personal tasks does not mean help with things like housework or gardening or other tasks around the home. Personal tasks means things like:
1. getting in or out of bed.
2. having a bath or shower.
3. getting dressed.
4. being reminded or encouraged to eat or drink.