What is a carers assessment?
A carers assessment will help the council to understand the physical, emotional and practical impact that caring has on your life. The level of support you will receive from the council will depend on a number of factors, but even if you cannot get support directly from the council, we will always give you information and advice tailored to your circumstances and let you know if there are any other services which may be able to help you.
The aim of the assessment is to help us understand you and your needs better. For example, it will help us find out whether you are able and willing to carry on caring, whether you want to work or what you would like to do in any spare time you may have.
We may carry out your carers assessment at the same time as the assessment of the person you care for, if you both agree to this. However, some carers prefer to have their assessment separately.