Knowsley Older People's Voice

Carers Assessment

One of the outcomes from the Carers Strategy was that people wanted to be fully involved in the assessment of the cared for person’s needs and treated as a partner by the health and social care staff they come into contact with. This also included having their own needs taken seriously and offered support to have a life of their own. 

One of the most important ways to achieve this is for the carer to have their own assessment that focuses on just them.

In developing the Carers Strategy and Action Plans carers, visit web cialis former carers and relevant staff have worked together to develop a new carers assessment that looks at all aspects of their life including leisure, work and education, breaks, their health, family income and managing the home.

Do you provide unpaid support to family or friends who need practical or emotional help to live at home and could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. If so then you have the right to ask Knowsley Council for a carer’s assessment.

As a result of the assessment services may be provided to the person you care for. They may also be provided for you such as:

  • services that give you a personalised break.
  • emotional support from other carers or people who understand.
  • help with caring tasks during the day/night.
  • Financial and benefits advice.
  • Social and leisure activities

The council has a duty to inform carers of their right to an assessment. However, you know when you may need help so you have a right to ask for your own assessment. This is called the Carers’ Assessment.

You, or someone acting on your behalf, can ask for an assessment by calling the Knowsley Access Team:

Telephone: 0151 443 2600


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