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.

  • 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 or over the phone).
  • All assessment referrals come through York Carers Centre and are split between ourselves and  City of York Council depending on the complexity of the issues.
  • It will usually take place in your own home but can be in another convenient place if you prefer.
  • You can have the assessment with, or separate from, the person you care for.
  • A Carers Assessment of Need is free and confidential.

To request a Carers Assessment of Need please contact us on 01904 715490 or fill in and return the Registration Form below (Form B) to enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk 

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

Send 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

AttachmentDateSize
Carers Assessment of Need factsheet11/01/2018191.41 KB Download
Carers Self Assessment Form (Form A)07/07/201775.36 KB Download
Self Assessment Guidance18/07/2018202.33 KB Download
Registration and CAN referral Form (Form B)21/12/2017179.27 KB Download