What does it do?A Carers Assessment is simply a discussion with you that will help us understand the physical, emotional and practical impact that caring has on your life and to ensure that your needs are taken into account. This can be carried out at the same time as the assessment of the person you care for, or can be done separately and privately.
As a carer you have a right to have your needs considered when decisions are being made about support for the person you care for. This will include any education, training, work or leisure activity that you would like to take part in.
Who it is for: Everyone is entitled to come to us for information and advice but to get help and support from Adult Social Care, the person you care for must be eligible to receive services from us.
This will be decided when we carry out an assessment of their needs.
Where it is available:Local service covering: Stockport (Greater Manchester).
What it costs:There is no charge for information and advice and we are more than happy to provide it to carers. There is no charge for a Carers Assessment but there may be a cost for any support services that we agree you will need to help you continue caring. If you receive services from a local voluntary organisation these are generally provided free of charge.
How to access or apply for it:
For carers who feel they need some support in their caring role, the Adult Social Care Team is the first point of contact for all referrals and general enquiries. You can contact them from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday on 0161 217 6029. In an emergency out of normal office hours contact the Out Of Hours Service on 0161 718 2118.
Casework, advocacy & support, Care, Information & options appraisal, Independent living, Support for carers, Health & wellbeing, Brokerage, Health & wellbeing, Care options appraisal
Info last updated:23/06/2011.