Caring for someone else can be hard on your physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
You do not have to take on the whole burden of caring without practical support. There are services that can help you and ways of looking after yourself.
You have a statutory right to a Carers Assessment from Brent Council if you:
- give care regularly to someone now, or
- intend to start giving care regularly to someone
‘Statutory’ means your right by law.
Preparing for the carer’s assessment
Your carer’s assessment should cover:
- your caring role
- whether the person you are caring for is getting enough help
- the effect your caring role has on your health
- how your caring role is affecting your relationships with others
- the effects your caring role has on work, study and leisure
- if you are struggling to find any/enough time for yourself
- whether you’re able to get out and about,
- your feelings and choices about caring
- if you are happy to continue in your caring role
- what support you need to continue with your caring role
- planning for emergencies (such as a Carer Emergency Scheme)