Adult Social Care - Carers

Assessment

The carers assessment will support us to work out what help you may need in supporting you with your caring responsibilities. It will look at:

  • the help needed by the person you are providing care for
  • the help you are providing
  • the support you need for your life outside of caring (such as work, education, family life,social life, your own health and wellbeing)
  • the service(s) other organisations might be able to provide
  • the service(s) the council may provide

The assessment will consider the impact the care and support you provide is having on your own wellbeing, as well as important aspects of your life, including the things you want to achieve day-to-day. It will also consider other important issues, such as whether you are able or willing to carry on caring, whether you work or want to work, and whether you want to study.  Sometimes the person you care for will not want to be assessed for their needs, however you can ask for a Carers Assessment in your own right to support you.

The carers self-assessment can be completed by clicking the 'Do it Online' tab above, alternatively you can contact Carers IW who will be able to support you to complete this assessment and will arrange to meet you at a time and place suitable for you.

Carers IW can be contacted at:

The Carers Office

Riverside Centre

The Quay

Newport

Isle of Wight

PO30 2Q

Telephone 01983 533173 or email info@carersiw.org.uk

Should you find yourself  in urgent need of support and are new to Adult Social Care, please call our First Response Team on 01983 814980 or if you or the person you are caring for already have involvement with Adult Social Care please call using the telephone number in the 'Contact' tab above.