If you look after someone, and are aged 18 and over, the carer self-assessment is your chance to tell us about your caring role, your needs as a carer and the things you think will help.

The carers self-assessment form has been designed with carers to be as simple as possible to complete.

From 1 October 2015, the Carers Centre will be assessing carers' needs using the initial carers self-assessment followed by the FACE Resource Allocation System, which is a new way of assessing carer's needs and allocating resources. From the information gathered, we can assess how The Carers Centre can support you in your caring role.  The support we can offer varies and is based on individual needs and eligibility.

If you prefer to fill out a paper document, please print the form from the document section below, or contact us and we'll send one to you. 

If you need help completing the form, a member of staff at the Carers Centre can support you face-to-face or over the phone.

If you're under 18 years of age you don't need to complete the form. Instead please speak to the Young Carers Team at the Carers Centre about support available for you.

The Care Act 2014 entitles all carers to an assessment of their needs in their own right, regardless of who they are caring for and the level of care provided.  If the support the carer is providing is deemed necessary by the Local Authority and the caring is having a negative impact, then the carer is entitled to support in line with their level of need.

One of the requirements of The Care Act 2014 is for the carers assessment and support plans to be signed by carer and a copy given to them if requested.

Carers assessments are reviewed on yearly basis.

We'll contact you when yours is due and ask you to complete the review form.

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