Carrying out the Self Evaluation Questionnaire (SEQ) is the opportunity for individuals to make clear their own assessment of their needs. Some people can do this on their own but other people may need help to do this and can get it from their friends, family or other people who know them well.
There is normally a standard questionnaire provided by the person‘s local authority used for this purpose. The photograph to the right shows the one used by Glasgow City Council.
The questionnaire should be filled in as accurately as possible as it is scored and used for the purpose of allocating an ‘estimated budget‘ to the individual based on the needs identified through the questionnaire.
It is important that individuals neither under estimate or over estimate their needs but to try and be as accurate as possible to make sure they are allocated the right amount of money.
If for any reason someone doesn‘t think they have been allocated enough money they should still take the indicative budget and begin planning their support. This helps to identify exactly what the money will be spent on and evidences where there is a lack of money which can then be discussed with the care manager.