Carer’s Assessment

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 Carers Hub on 0118 324 7333 or  berkshirehub@tuvida.org.

What happens next

After a Carer’s Assessment, you may be offered:

  • advice and support to help you manage caring and look after your own health
  • information about local organisations and groups supporting carers
  • support to put services in place for you or the person you care for

Adults providing unpaid care to other adults

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.

Parent Carers of children with additional needs

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.

Young Carers

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 cspoa@brighterfuturesforchildren.org or call 0118 937 3641.