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Carers Needs Assessments

If you provide care to a relative, partner or friend you are entitled to an assessment of your own needs, whether or not the person you care for is receiving any social care services.

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The Carer's Needs Assessment is specifically about your needs and not those of the person you care for.

Many carers have a Carer's Needs Assessment at about the same time as the person they care for is getting their needs assessed. But you can ask for a Carer's Needs Assessment at any time, even if the person you care for doesn't want any help from Social Services, or if they are already getting help.

If you already have contact with a social worker please speak to them regarding a Carers Needs Assessment; if not please contact the relevant team from this list..

For more information about Carer's Needs Assessments please see the following information:

If you wish, you can use this  Word Document Carer's self-assessment questionnaire (Word, 226KB)Opens new window to help prepare for a Carers Needs Assessment.  The questionnaire is intended to help you:

  • Think about your caring role and how it might be affecting you. This includes the positives and the negatives.
  • Reflect on what helps you to cope.
  • Identify things to discuss with the practitioner who will complete the Carer's Assessment with you.
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