A Carer’s Needs Assessment is your opportunity to identify your goals and to talk about the specific things that could be helpful or make life easier for you
What is a Carer’s Needs Assessment?
A Carer’s Needs Assessment will consider the impact of your caring responsibilities on you, your current and future needs for support, and what you want to achieve in your daily life.
The Care Act and Children and Families Act:
From 1st April 2015, a Carer who appears to have any level of need for support must be offered an assessment. They can also request one at any time. Carers can have an assessment independent of the person they care for, even if the person cared for is not in receipt of care/support, or has refused an assessment of their own needs.
The Carer’s Needs Assessment looks at aspects of your life such as your health, what you do for the person you care for, whether you have any commitments such as work or other relatives or children you have responsibility for, if you feel you have time to have a life of your own, finances and welfare benefits.
A Carer’s Needs Assessment may give you access to further support services depending on your circumstances.
All Carers can call the Carers’ Support Service on 01472 242277 for more information about Carer’s Needs Assessments.
Adult Carers caring for another adult can also contact Focus Independent Adult Social Work on 01472 256256
Adults caring for a child under 18 can contact the North East Lincolnshire Family Information Service on 0800 183 0317
If you are a Young Carer aged under 18, you can call the Young Carers Team (North East Lincolnshire Council) on 01472 326294 (option 3 then option 2)