Carers Week is 7-13 June. This year, we are encouraging all carers to consider having a Carers Assessment. All carers are entitled to a Carers Assessment on an annual basis.
Have you had your Carers Assessment?
Your Carers Assessment is an opportunity to record the impact caring has on your life. It’s also a chance for you to tell us what support or services you need. It ensures you are receiving everything you are entitled to and helps you to plan for the future.
After having an assessment one carer said:
‘Recently, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed, struggling with the pressure of day-to-day life and caring for my husband and mother. To have someone as helpful and understanding to help me complete the assessment form – and then also look for other support for me – was amazing.’
You can have an assessment regardless of the amount or type of care you provide or your financial situation. You don’t have to live with the person you are caring for. You also don’t need to be caring full-time to have an assessment.
If you have had a carers assessment in the past, remember that you are entitled to a yearly review. If you haven’t had an assessment within the last 12 months, please let us know.
To find out more about how to access an assessment or a review, visit our Carers Assessments webpage or call CarersLine on 0117 965 2200.
Carers Week Online Open Meeting – Caring and the pandemic
Thursday 10 June 10am – 1pm Via Zoom
Carers Support Centre presents the latest national and local research which shows that the pandemic has aggravated the challenges that unpaid carers face every day, but also that many more people now value caring. Together we will reflect on what this means in terms of the support carers need in recovery from the pandemic and for social care provision centred on meeting the needs of carers and those they care for. The video on demand version of this meeting is now live. More information, including presentations can also be found here.
Carers Week (7-13 June) is an annual national campaign to recognise the vital contribution of carers and help them get the support they need. The theme of this year is making caring visible and valued. To find out more about Carers Week, visit www.carersweek.org.