You may have heard the term ‘Carers Assessment’ in the media or been advised to have one by a doctor, or social worker etc but you may be unsure what one actually entails? Firstly it is not a way of judging you as a spouse, parent or child: it is an opportunity for you to express your feelings and needs as a Carer. The purpose is to find out what impact your caring responsibilities have on you and what support you might need to continue your caring role should you wish to do so. It is not about imposing things on you but it will hopefully present you with options that can help you in your caring role.
There are many ways to have a Carers Assessment. We aim to offer you an individualised assessment so offer a wide-range of methods to suit your individual needs:
Although we are funded by the County Council to provide Carer Assessments we realise that an assessment is nothing without the services that can make the subsequent support plan worthwhile. To do this we rely on different types of help from individuals and organisations. To see how you may be able to help us click here.
Following on from Carers Assessments, Carers are entitled to an Individual Support Plan which will help identify how any eligible needs can be met.
As a professional, making a referral to us is very easy.
We offer a wide range of ways to contact us and access support. For some people online is best so we offer online options to refer yourself to us whilst completing a self assessment which can be followed up with a more detailed assessment if required.