What is a carer’s assessment?

Simply, it is a chance for you to discuss your situation as a carer with one of our team. We offer an empathetic and confidential ear, and we will listen carefully to what you share with us.

The aim is to hear from you about your situation and to talk about support that might work for you. This could include checking if you might be eligible for financial support (such as through a Carers Personal Budget) practical things such as the right equipment, or emotional support. You can also find out about how flexible working could help you in your caring role.

Everyone’s situation is different, so we assess your needs based on you as an individual.

We invite you to have your carer’s assessment in-person (in a Covid-safe local place), online, or on the telephone – whichever is most convenient for you. A carer’s assessment usually takes between 45 to 60 minutes.

Don't be concerned about the word "assessment". It is a conversation about your experience that you will have with a trained member of the team. You can request a translator if you feel more comfortable in another language.

If you are an adult unpaid carer looking after someone over 18 who lives in the City of WestminsterThe Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea or The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Carers Network can do your carer's assessment for you.

(If you look after someone who lives elsewhere, you can find your local equivalent Carer Support Service who will be able to advise as to your assessment here.)

Just get in touch with us and we can discuss what will work best for you:

Download a leaflet with more information here