Support for carers

Carer's assessment

A carer’s assessment (link opens in new window) helps you find out about things that could help you in your caring role. As a carer, you need to look after your own health, and balance caring with other parts of your life, such as work or family. You can ask for a carer's assessment at any time if:

  • you're aged 18 or over
  • you care for an adult who lives in Central Bedfordshire
  • you share the caring with other family members or friends
  • you are planning on looking after an adult in Central Bedfordshire

If you’re under 18, see the young carer’s page.

You can ask for a carer’s assessment even if the person you care for doesn’t get any services from us. There’s no cost for a carer’s assessment.

You don't need the permission of the person you're caring for to ask for a carer's assessment. You're entitled to one in your own right. It isn’t a test of your ability to care.

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