Ask for a Carers Assessment of Need

Carers have a legal right to an assessment even if the person they care for refuses a community care assessment or services.

It is not an assessment of your ability as a carer, it is about your needs and how to make it easier for you to care.

Pointers about Carers Assessments:

  • A Carers Assessment of Need is free and confidential.
  • No assumptions will be made as to whether you wish to continue to provide the amount and type of care that you have provided in the past.
  • The assessment will be as informal as possible.
  • You can complete a self assessment form, or you can have your assessment with a member of staff in person/over the phone.
  • All carers assessment applications come to York Carers Centre and are then split between ourselves and  City of York Council depending on the complexity of the issues.
  • The assessment will usually take place in your own home but can be in another convenient place if preferred.
  • You can have the assessment with, or separate from, the person you care for.

To request a Carers Assessment of Need please contact us on 01904 715490 or fill in the section entitled Apply for a Carers Assessment of Need below.

If you would rather do a self assessment, please use the Carers Self Assessment Form  below.  There is a Self Assessment Guidance sheet to help.

 

Send any completed forms to us at enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk or by free post to Freepost NEA 9363, York Carers Centre, 17 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET.

Attachments

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Carers Self Assessment Form07/07/201775.36 KB Download
Carers Self Assessment Guidance18/07/2018202.33 KB Download
Apply for a Carers Assessment of Need 12/09/2019161.32 KB Download