As a carer, you would benefit from a Carers Assessment. These assessments are useful as they give you the opportunity to reflect on your caring role and identify areas where you may need support for your own health and wellbeing. This may include linking you to help in your community, considering services for the person you care for, or specific support for you.
There are several different ways of getting an assessment and it will depend on your circumstances.
Through the Council
You can contact the Council to arrange an assessment. This can be a joint assessment with the person you care for, or a standalone assessment if you’d prefer. If you would like to arrange this, please contact the Council’s Adult Social Care team:
Telephone: 01454 868007
Through The Carers Support Centre
You can complete the assessment “Getting help and connected”. The form can be completed with or without help from the Carers Support Centre and should be returned to the Carers Support Centre. The address is on the form. On receipt of the form, someone from the Carers Support Centre will call you to arrange to talk through the form with you. This will enable them to fully understand your situation and make suggestions for possible help. You can also contact the Carers Support Centre directly on 0117 965 2200 if you would like them to complete the assessment with you or if you would like to make a referral to the Carers Support Centre.
Once you have had an assessment, South Gloucestershire Council will be in touch about the outcome and any additional support you might need. The Carers Support Centre will not be able to assess the needs of the person you care for.
Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust
If the person you care for receives support from Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust (AWP), you can contact AWP to ask for a carers assessment providing the person you care for is over 18 and is receiving support from them. Speak to their care co-ordinator or call the AWP switchboard:
Telephone: 01225 325 680
AWP have lots of useful information for carers on the AWP website.