Carers AssessmentJanuary 13 2015
This factsheet published by Carers UK outlines the Carers Assessment, a legal entitlement which explores how being a carer affects someone, how much caring they can realistically do, and any help they may need.
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Anyone who provides or intends to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis has a legal right to a carer’s assessment. Once a carer has requested a carer assessment, the local council has a duty to carry one out.
If you share caring responsibilities with another person, or more than one person, you can each have a carer’s assessment so long as you are each providing a substantial amount of care on a regular basis.
You don’t necessarily have to live with the person you are looking after or be caring full time to have a carer’s assessment. You may be juggling work and care and this is having a big impact on your life.
The factsheet covers:
- Who can have a carer assessment
- How to arrange a carer assessment
- The carer assessment process
- Questions to help you prepare
- The outcome of the assessment
- The help you will get
- What you might have to pay