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, practical things such as the right equipment, or emotional support such as our counselling service. 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.

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