As a carer, every minute of your time is precious.
Our job is to make things easier.
- What is a Carer's Assessment?
- Am I eligible for a Carer's Assessment?
- What if I am not eligible?
- What happens next?
- Is the local authorities’ way of working out whether you qualify for support from them in your role as unpaid carer.
- It is your gateway to access support from your local authority and from Barnet Carers.
- The assessment is an opportunity for you to discuss how your caring responsibilities affect you.
- It’s separate from the Needs Assessment the person you care for might have.
- You are eligible for a Carer’s Assessment if you are an unpaid care, if you are at least 18 years old and you care for someone who is also over the age of 18.
- Your entitlement to an assessment is not contingent to the type or level of support you provide, the amount of time you dedicate to your caring role or your financial situation.
- You may be in paid work whilst also being an informal carer and you don’t have to live with the person you care for.
- If you are a young carer under the age of 18, you are not eligible for a formal assessment, but you can receive support from Barnet Young Carers!
- If you are a parent carer, that is, if you look after someone who is under the age of 18, you are not eligible for a formal assessment, but you can still access support from Barnet Adult Carers.
- You will get a bespoke Support Plan based on your needs and information provided in the form.
- A Support Plan is a document explaining all the services, entitlements and advice you are eligible to receive.
- You will be signposted to relevant services from Barnet Carers and external organizations.
- You will receive by email a copy of your Carer’s Assessment and your Support Plan within a week.
What you can access after a Carer's Assessment
These and more services can be included in your Support Plan