What help is provided?
Depending on your circumstances, needs and what is available where you live, services to help you in your role as a carer should be provided by your local council's:
Social services in England and Wales
The social work department in Scotland
The Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland.
This might include:
- regular breaks from caring
- equipment and adaptations to your home to make some caring tasks easier to manage
- help with the housework.
The assessment will consider what your needs are and what help you need. Once you have been assessed, if services are required, they will draw up a care plan outlining what help you need and how this can be provided. Services may be provided by social services, voluntary organisations and/or private companies.