A Carer’s Assessment is an opportunity to focus on how caring affects you, and any help you need to support you in your caring role and protect your health and wellbeing.
If the person you care for has a social care assessment or review, you should be invited to take part – if you and the person you care for agree – and to have a carer’s assessment at the same time. This assessment can be done by the social worker allocated to support the person you care for.
If you prefer to have an individual assessment to assess your caring role, you can contact the new Reading & West Berkshire Carers Partnership provider.
Reading Mencap will carry out the assessments for people caring for somebody with a Learning Disability or Autism 21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE Tel: 0118 926 3600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age UK Reading will carry out the assessments for people caring for somebody over the age of 50 Walford Hall, Carey Street, Reading RG1 7JS Tel: 07716 418 941 Email: email@example.com.
Communicare will carry out the assessments for all other unpaid carers 233 Kings Road, Reading, RG1 4LS Tel: 0118 926 3941 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
After a Carer’s Assessment, you may be offered:
After the Carer’s Assessment is completed, if there is a recommendation that you or the person you care for should receive help from Adult Social Care, this will be sent to Reading Borough Council to consider. Please get in touch if you’ve not heard anything after four weeks.
After the Parent Carer’s Assessment is completed, if there is a recommendation that your family should receive help from Brighter Futures for Children, this will be considered. Please get in touch if you’ve not heard anything after four weeks.
Brighter Futures for Children supports children under 18 years who have extra responsibilities at home because of a disabled sibling or parent with support needs. There are groups for young people split into three age groups: 6–9 years, 5–11 years and 13–18 years.
To join, you need to have been assessed using the Young Carers screening tool. Email email@example.com or call 0118 937 3641.