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What is a Carer’s Assessment?

A Carer’s Assessment is a structured conversation to see if there’s anything that can make your life easier as a carer. It is free and anyone over 18 can ask for one.  We can arrange for you to have a Carer’s Assessment after you register with us, at a time that’s convenient for you in the weeks to follow.

During the assessment, you’ll have a chance to talk about the care you provide and the impact it has on your life. This includes how it affects your physical and mental health, work, free time and relationships.

The assessment can be by phone or face-to-face and will usually last at least an hour.

Following the assessment, we will let you know about the support you could get and who would provide it.

Why have a Carer’s Assessment?

A Carer’s Assessment might recommend things such as the following:

  • someone to take over caring so you can take a break
  • gym membership and exercise classes to relieve stress
  • help with taxi fares if you don’t drive
  • help with gardening and housework
  • putting you in touch with local support groups
  • advice about benefits for carers

Following a Carer’s Assessment, you might also be able to get things like a parking permit for the area where the person you care for lives.  You will still need to pay for one, but it gives you the option to get one.

Registering with Islington Carers Hub

To register with Islington Carers Hub, and to get a Carer’s Assessment please contact us. We’ll contact you to complete your registration. You’ll then receive a welcome pack and our regular newsletter and mailings.

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