Carers Assessments

What does it do?

A Carers Assessment is simply a discussion with you that will help us understand the physical, emotional and practical impact that caring has on your life and to ensure that your needs are taken into account. This can be carried out at the same time as the assessment of the person you care for, or can be done separately and privately.

Who it is for?

As a carer, you have a right to ask for a carers assessment of your own needs. From this, you might be entitled to services to support you and help maintain your health and well being.

Where it is available?

Local service (Bury).

What it costs:

There is no charge for information and advice and we are more than happy to provide it to carers. There is no charge for a Carers Assessment but there may be a cost for any support services that we agree you will need to help you continue caring. If you receive services from a local voluntary organisation these are generally provided free of charge. 

How to access or apply for it:

For carers who feel they need some support in their caring role, the Carers Team is the first point of contact for information and advice. You can contact them at:
Bury Council (Carers Team)
Address: 1st Floor, Textile Hall, Manchester Road, Bury BL9 0DG
Phone: 0161 253 6073
Web: www.bury.gov.uk/adults
Email: carersserviceteam@bury.gov.uk

What to expect then:

When you contact us we'll discuss your situation over the phone, check that we've got all our facts straight.  After this a Carers Services Officer will visit your home to talk with you about your personal situation and to discuss what help is available.

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Info last updated:

21/06/2011
Provider
Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0SW