The best way for you to find out about the range of support available to you and the person you are looking after is for you both to have assesments. In this section you will find information about:
As a carer you can ask for a carers assessment. It is an opportunity to recognise and acknowledge the contribution that you make to the support of the person you care for, and to record what your needs are as a carer.
For more information go to our page on carers’ asessments.
CHILDREN ACT ASSESSMENTS
If you care for a child with a disability then you can ask for an assessment for the whole family – but remember you can also ask for a seperate Carers Assessment if you do not feel your needs have been fully addressed.
For more information go to our page on childrens assessments.
COMMUNITY CARE ASSESSMENTS
The Council is responsible for ensuring that adults who feel they need help because of a disability, ill health or old age are getting the support they need to live independently. If you are caring for an adult then you should consider a community care assessment.
For more information go to our page on community care assessments.
MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS
If you or the person you are caring for has a mental health problem go to our page on mental health assessments
NHS CONTINUING HEALTHCARE
If the person you are caring for has complex health needs which require medical care outside of the hospital setting they should have an assessment for NHS Continuing Healthcare.
There is more information about this on our NHS care page
You can also find out more about local services and support for carers in our local services directory.