It is important for you to remain fit and well to continue in your caring role and a Carer's Assessment is a way of identifying your needs and what support you may be eligible for. It will consider the impact which providing care and support has on you and your health and well-being and considers important aspects including:
- whether you, the carer is able and willing to carry on caring
- you, the carer currently work or wants to work in future
- whether you, the carer wants to study or socialise more.
What can you do to remain well?
There are various organisations which can support you to achieve this along with ensuring you have regular health check ups, stay fit, active and remain independent.
What support is available for carers?
Carers are eligible for funded support in their own right. The national eligibility threshold for carers is set out in the Care and Support (Eligibility Criteria) Regulations 2014. The threshold is based on the carers needs while providing necessary care to an adult, without their being a significant impact on their well-being. You can gain more information by attending a Lets Talk Local Session or contacting First point of Contact (FPOC).