Carers Assessment

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.
As a carer you have a right to have your needs considered when decisions are being made about support for the person you care for. This will include any education, training, work or leisure activity that you would like to take part in.

Who it is for?

Everyone is entitled to come to us for information and advice but to get help and support from Adult Social Care, the person you care for must be eligible to receive services from us.

Where it is available?

Local service (Wigan).

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 Department of Adult Services Central Duty Team is the first point of contact for all referrals and general enquiries. You can contact them from 8.45am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, 8.45 to 1pm, Saturday on 01942 828777.


Info last updated:

Ince Town Hall Annexe, Ince Green Lane, Ince, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN3 4QX