All family members who have a caring role are entitled to a carers assessment and access the services provided for carers.
For example - several generations of a family may support an elderly person with dementia to live at home. The needs of the spouse will inevitably be different to the children and grandchildren, but the impact of caring may be felt across the entire family and we will support all those involved. Therefore it is crucial to be aware of all of those people.
If the cared for person moves to residential/nursing care or supported living the carer may still access the advice and support and attend carers groups, but cannot access any financial benefits such as the sitting service, breaks fund, cooking sessions or outings funded by the local authority.