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. Community Services must legally inform you about your right to an assessment and how this can help you.

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. 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 carer’s assessment of need is free and confidential.

A full assessment can be carried out through the City of York Council; please contact 01904 555111.

Alternatively you can download a self assessment form below and return to us at or by free post to Freepost NEA 9363, York Carers Centre, 17 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET.


Carers Assessment of Need factsheet25/03/2015185.79 KB Download
Carers Assessment Form07/09/201675.36 KB Download