A simple guide to Carer’s Assessments
A Carer’s Assessment is your chance to discuss how your caring role is affecting your own life.
You may not be aware of all the carer’s services available, so an assessment is a good way for you to find out about the support and services that will be most helpful to you and to the person you care for.
The Carer’s Assessment is usually carried out by your local council.
Contact the Carers Central team for help about Carer’s Assessments on 0300 3030201 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Central can support the carer or the person being cared for to obtain the following:
- A Needs Assessment – All adults (18 or older) who normally live in the Luton council tax area, and feel they have care and support needs are entitled to an assessment. Although not an entitlement if you don’t normally live in Luton but are here temporarily, you can still request an assessment. The local council will visit you at a time and date that suits you, so that they can find out about the things in your daily life that you need help with. They will talk to you about the things that you can and can’t do, and the things that get in the way of your independence and your wellbeing
- An Occupational Therapy Assessment – The aim of an Occupational Therapy Assessment is to help people to remain living independently, in their own home,s for as long as possible. Sometimes this can be done through making small changes to someone’s home to help them get about more easily, or through giving that person a piece of equipment to help them in their day-to-day life.
Carers Central or your local council can give you more information about assessments.
Some of the information for carers can be complex.
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