A full carer assessment
If you need more from us then we recommend a full carer assessment, which is an in-depth look at the situation and the impact that caring for someone has on you – it will also help to see if the person you look after is getting enough support from others.
A full carer assessment can take some time to complete. If you feel that during the assessment you would like to stop and come back to it at any point, tell us, we’ll arrange to come back to complete it with you. It might be that we feel we need to give some thought to the support that you need after a full carer assessment so we may suggest that we make a return visit to complete the Support Plan with you.
Doing an assessment with you will start to build a picture about you, your situation, and what effect caring has on you. It will also help to establish if there are things that you want to achieve. It will create a picture of any existing connections, such as support you already have from organisations, friends, family and how you are connected in your local community.
Assessment provides the information to consider whether or not you need support and what for.