What is a Carers Assessment and how do I get one?

Under the Care Act 2014 if you are providing unpaid care for someone you are entitled to a Carers Assessment. (This applies to carers over the age of 18) A Carers Assessment is a discussion between you and the Council, face to face or via telephone to look at the impact that caring has on your life. The Council will use the information you have given them during the assessment to produce a support plan detailing the help you will get as a carer.  Carers in Redbridge eligible for support services from the Council are subject to the Council’s charging policy.  The level of charge is determined by a financial assessment and takes into account the financial circumstances of the carer.