You are entitled to a Carer’s Assessment if you look after a relative, friend or disabled child who needs your support to live at home.
It provides an opportunity for you to discuss all aspects of your caring role.
If you think you may be entitled to a Carer’s Assessment, please contact us.
We produce a factsheet What’s involved in a Carer’s Assessment? which you can order from our factsheet page.
The Care Act 2014
The Care Act 2014 represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years. It replaces numerous laws affecting carers and the people they care for, introducing major reforms to meet the demands of our changing society. The Act represents a fairer system of arranging and paying for care, putting the needs and wellbeing of people at the heart of every decision. Most of the new legislation came into force in April 2015. Some reforms on paying for care, including a cap on care costs, originally planned for April 2016, will commence in April 2020.
The Care Act 2014 has several provisions about the right of a Carer to have a Carer’s Assessment carried out. Please download our factsheet Care Act 2014: information for carers for the details.