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As a Carer you need to recognise your own needs for help and support, and you have a right to expect others, such as professionals in health and social care, to recognise those rights and direct you towards support which is appropriate for your individual situation.
The carer's assessment will look at support, preventative services, whether a carer works or wishes to do so and if a carer wants to participate in education, training or any leisure activity.
It is the level of 'support', if identified, which determines what help can be provided by social services.
A social worker or a carers support officer will visit you to talk about what help would be useful to you and the person you care for. Some of the things you will talk about are:
To request a carer's assessment please contact our Contact Centre, C1V:
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Text: C1V then your message to 60066
Contact the Families First Advice Line:
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30pm.
If you requested a Carer's Assessment, but are still waiting or your request has been refused, please let the Carers Team know.