If you provide help and support to a relative, friend, partner, child or neighbour who has a disability, a physical or mental illness, is frail or has alcohol or drug related problems then you are a Carer.
We may be able to provide services to you (as a Carer), or to the person you care for, or put you in touch with other support organisations.
What is a Carers Assessment?
If you are providing (or you intend to provide) a substantial amount of care on a regular basis then you are entitled to a Carers Assessment.
A Carers Assessment isn’t a ‘test’ to see how well you are caring
The purpose of a Carers Assessment is to provide you with the opportunity to talk about:-
- your caring responsibilities
- how being a carer may have changed your life
- what support you think would help make your caring role easier.