Yes, this is acceptable. Please complete the NDT assessment based on circumstances at the point at which a service user engages with the project, not prior to this.
We are only asking projects to collect information using the NDT Assessment to provide us with a measure of individual need and how this changes over time. We are not asking projects to use the NDT assessment as a tool for determining access to services. If projects wish to use the tool in this way, that is fine.