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If you care for someone, you can have an assessment to see what support might be available to make your life easier. This is called a carer's assessment. Anyone over 18 can ask for a carer's assessment.
A carer's assessment is a conversation with a professional about how being a carer affects you and the way you are able to live your life. It's an opportunity to make sure you have all the information you need and a chance to find out about the services and support that could help you in your caring role. It can be done at a time and in a place that suits you (away from the person you are caring for, if you prefer).
A carer's assessment is:
A carer's assessment is separate from the needs assessment the person you care for might have, but you can ask to have them both done at the same time.
Carer's eligibility criteria for those caring for an adult in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
If the person you care for is under 18 and lives in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole contact the Children's First Response MASH on 01202 123334 or email email@example.com
Those with parental responsibility for a child with disabilities have a right to an assessment of their needs as carers under section 6 of the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000.
The needs of carers will be considered within a Child and Family Assessment at the time that the request is made for a carers assessment if the Local Authority is satisfied that the child is a person for whom it may provide services under Section 17 Children Act 1989. The Child and Family Assessment is a holistic assessment that takes into account the whole family’s needs and circumstances but primarily focuses on the child’s needs and considers support for parents or carers based on the needs of their child. If parents or carers require support in their parenting role, due to their own disabilities, a referral will be made to Adult Social Care.
Phone 01202 123654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org