A carer is someone who gives regular care and support to someone else and isn't paid for it. If you're an unpaid carer you can have a carer's assessment which looks to support your needs to look after someone else.
You can have a carer's assessment even if the person you look after doesn't want to have their own needs assessment or isn't eligible for help.
How do I arrange a carer’s assessment?
Complete our online form to request a carer’s assessment or call 0300 1234 131
How can a carer’s assessment help me?
A carer’s assessment can help you access things that let you continue as a carer, including:
- Services like a carer’s personal budget
- Taking a short break from caring
- Equipment, meals or adaptions to the home of the person you care for
- Help to remain in work or return to work if you want to
- Education, training and leisure activities
- Specialist advice about things such as benefits
Priority Treatment for Veterans
A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day. There are around 2.6 million veterans in the UK. When servicemen and women leave the armed forces, their healthcare is the responsibility of the NHS. It is highly important for continuing healthcare that you register with an NHS GP and remember to tell them you've served. Telling the GP practice about your veteran status will trigger the transfer of your full medical documentation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to your GP and enable you to benefit from veteran-specific services, like prosthetics and mental health.