A statutory Carer’s Assessment opens the door to support for carers.
Get support to be helped to care
New and long term carers can often keep on caring more easily with help. Other people want help to stop caring. You might be living separately or with the person you care for. You might be a full time or part time or sandwich carer. You might be working or studying. You might be elderly or disabled yourself. There are many circumstances and needs.
The local authority decides how they can help (the adult needing social care and the carer) by looking at the ‘carer’s assessment’. This is covered in the Care Act 2014. This government legislation says carers have the same rights to assessment and support as those they care for. It is for carers over 18 years old who are looking after another adult over 18 years old who is disabled, ill or elderly.
What The Carers Centre Tower Hamlets does: carer’s assessment
We can do the ‘stand alone’ statutory Carer’s Assessment with you. This assessment is stand alone because it is separate from the person you care for. You could feel more able to speak freely about how you feel and what is happening.
The Carer’s Assessment records what you say about your caring role and what support or services you need. For instance, it covers the way caring affects your life, and your wellbeing, health, choices, feelings, work, goals, relationships, social life and planning for emergencies.
The Carers Centre can provide services to people who are 18 or over who care for someone 16 or over. A child carer (that is someone under 18), or a carer of a child (under 16) will need to contact Children Services.
Other information about the Carers Assessment
Further information from The Carer’s Centre Tower Hamlets about the assessment process
If you haven’t already, please get in touch to
- register with us at The Carers Centre
- complete a Carer’s Assessment with us. This establishes your needs as a Carer
- then if more support is needed we can refer you to Adult Social Care for a Support Plan – a gateway to more help.
How to get in touch and ask for statutory Carer’s Assessment, advice about the assessment, an appointment with a carers support advocate
Call the centre 0207 790 1765
In person: The Carers Centre, 21 Brayford Square, London, E1 0SG
There is more useful advice and information on the Carers UK website
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