Carers assessment

A Carers Assessment is for carers over 18 years of age who are looking after another adult, who is disabled, ill or elderly.

Carers Assessment

A Carers Assessment is for carers over 18 years of age who are looking after another adult, who is disabled, ill or elderly.

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The assessment is about YOU, and a chance for you to talk about the care you provide and the impact it has on your day to day life.  The assessor will look at your unique situation and see whether the local authority or local available services can make caring easier for you.

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The assessment is about YOU, and a chance for you to talk about the care you provide and the impact it has on your day to day life.  The assessor will look at your unique situation and see whether the local authority or local available services can make caring easier for you.

Before you have a Carers Assessment, you can think about how the following questions affect you on day to day basis and what impact they have on your caring role:

    • Are you getting enough sleep? 
    • Do you get enough time to spend with your family, friends, social activities? 
    • Are you eating well? 
    • Is caring having an impact on your job? 
    • Can you enjoy your hobbies, have access to training or learning? 
    • Do you have enough time to care for children or other adults who depend on you? 
    • Are you struggling financially? 
    • Are there any other issues that may affect your ability to continue to care? 
    • Dealing with emergencies

Before you have a Carers Assessment, you can think about how the following questions affect you on day to day basis and what impact they have on your caring role:

    • Are you getting enough sleep? 
    • Do you get enough time to spend with your family, friends, social activities? 
    • Are you eating well? 
    • Is caring having an impact on your job? 
    • Can you enjoy your hobbies, have access to training or learning? 
    • Do you have enough time to care for children or other adults who depend on you? 
    • Are you struggling financially? 
    • Are there any other issues that may affect your ability to continue to care? 
    • Dealing with emergencies