Carers Assessments

If you are an adult carer and looking after another adult over the age 18, then we need to hear from you. Sunderland Carers’ Centre delivers carer’s assessments on behalf of Sunderland City Council, and it could be your first step accessing our support.

What is a carer’s assessment?

It is your opportunity to discuss how being a carer affects your life and outline any changes you would like to make and how you they can be achieved. This is not an assessment of your capabilities.

Assessment are face to face with an assessor, online self-assessment or via phone.

A copy of the assessment is attached below, with questions you will be asked. You can also complete the form yourself and send it back.

What will the carer’s assessment cover?

The carer’s assessment looks at the care and support you provide and contains information to support you in your caring role.

It also looks at anyone else affected by the caring role, including identifying young carers and assessing what available support. If the person you look after is also being assessed, for example by a social worker or occupational therapist, you can be assessed at the same time by one of our carers assessment workers.

What happens after a carer’s assessment?

You will receive a copy of your assessment and, where appropriate, a support plan, providing details of the outcomes identified and how they will be met. This could include a personal budget if you meet eligibility criteria.

To receive a carer’s assessment or more information, please contact Sunderland Carers’ Centre on 0191 549 3768. Or to download the assessment form click here.