All carers are entitled to an assessment of their needs if they want one. This is called a ‘carer’s assessment’. If you were already getting help from Adult Care before you became a carer, don’t forget to mention to your care manager that you are now looking after someone.
If you have already asked Adult Care for help for the person you look after, you can either talk to the same care manager or you can ask to speak to someone different. Everything you say will be confidential and will not be passed on to the person you are caring for, so you should feel free to explain exactly how you feel and what problems there are.
ID: 2195, revised 11/08/2022Print