Apply for a Carers Assessment
A Carer's Assessment is the best way to find out about things that could help you in your caring role.
Whether you simply need information or need to recharge your batteries on a break away, your Carer's Assessment will let you know how life as a carer can be made easier.
The Carer's Assessment is not a test - it is simply some dedicated time for you and a care manager to discuss your needs. You can express exactly how caring impacts on your life and work out what things could help you to care, some of which are only available through a Carer's Assessment .
Your assessment will look at everything from health and wellbeing to work and training, as well as your leisure time and family commitments . It will also be a great opportunity to think about what would happen in situations where you found yourself, for whatever reason, unable to care.
A Carer's Assessment acknowledges you as an individual, so you can request yours even if the person you care for has refused all services, or maybe they haven't even been assessed at all. An assessment can be booked in at your own convenience and you can have it on your own, without the person you care for being present.
The easiest way to arrange a Carers Assessment is to call the Manchester Contact Service to book your assessment on 0161 234 5001. They will take your details and pass them on to the relevant team, which will then call you back. The assessment will then be carried out at your convenience within four weeks.
Alternatively, speak to your Care Manager, if you already have one.
If you have any queries along the way or would like any further information, please call the Carers Strategy Team on 0161 234 3234.