Carer’s assessments in England are for adult carers of adults (over 18 years) who are disabled, ill or elderly.

In Southampton carer’s assessments are coordinated by Carers in Southampton.

A carer’s assessment is designed to identify your needs as a carer. It should pinpoint what help and support you might need in maintaining your own health and well-being, while continuing your caring role.

It should be an opportunity to:

  • Talk and reflect on your own needs as a carer
  • Share your experience of caring
  • Recognise your role as a carer
  • Be given information and advice
  • Identify and discuss any difficulties you may have

Your completed assessment will be used to determine your eligibility to receive services and supports; however, all carers will be eligible for information and advice. You will be contacted shortly after your assessment with the results of your eligibility.

Based on your needs, identified in your assessment, you may be eligible for any of the following:

  • Information and Advice
  • Support and  Services
  • A Personal Budget

You will be contacted after your assessment to discuss the outcome and to help you develop a support plan to meet your needs.

If you want to refer yourself, or another carer, for a carer’s assessment, please click the link below to complete a referral form.

Click here to complete a referral form

Please remember to complete all information about yourself as the carer, and not about the person you care for. After submitting this form, you will be contacted to arrange a Carer’s Assessment.

The Carers Online Self-Assessment Tool is now available on Southampton Information Directory (SID). You can use this to complete the first part of your assessment on-line which should reduce the amount of time it will take to complete the total assessment process.

Click here to access ‘The Carers Online Self-Assessment Tool’  Link    http://sid.southampton.gov.uk/kb5/southampton/directory/csa.page

You will be contacted by our assessor after completing the form. They will talk through your responses and let you know what happens next.

Direct Payment for carers guide

Carers Guide to Carers Assessment

Any questions can be directed to Carers in Southampton at 023 8058 2387 or carers.assessment@carersinsouthampton.co.uk

For more information on carer's assessments visit:

www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/practical-support/getting-care-and-support/carers-assessment

www.carers.org/carers-assessment

www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/carers-assessment.aspx