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Carer Assessment

The Care Act 2014 now guarantee’s all carers are entitled to a carer’s assessment.

If you are a carer, a carer’s assessment is often the first step to getting the help and support you need.

You can request a carers’ assessment either from the Carers Information Support Service or directly from Hull City Council.

If you provide regular and substantial care and you don’t get paid for it, then you should request a carer’s assessment

The carer assessment considers the impact caring for someone has on you as a carer.

It includes things like –

A carer’s assessment can be done in private and in confidence. If you wish, there is no need for anyone other than your worker to know what is in the assessment.

Once the carer’s assessment is complete, you get support to develop an individual action plan. This includes practical advice as well as being signposted to local groups and services that can support you. 
The assessment also advises you whether you are eligible for financial support from Hull City Council.

Your care plan

If your assessment shows you are eligible for support the council works with you to write a support plan. This details the support you need and where you can get it from. This could include -

You can request a carers assessment at any stage of your caring role. This includes at the point that the cared person is being assessed. This makes it easier for the council to take into account your needs as well as the needs of the cared person.

To request a carers assessment contact either –

Hull City Council via –

in person

The Wilson Centre

Alfred Gelder Street

Hull

HU1 2AG

Alternatively, you can contact the Carers Information and Support Service via –

They can arrange to meet you in your home or community.

Their address is -

Carers’ Information and Support Service

The Calvert Centre

110A Calvert Lane

Hull

HU4 6BH

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