Support for carers
If you care for an elderly or disabled person, you can ask for a carer’s assessment. This is a chance for you to discuss your caring responsibilities with us, so we can find out how you could benefit from extra services or support.
You can decide whether you want a joint assessment with the person you care for, or a separate carer’s assessment.
Carer's rights charter
Request a carer’s assessment
To arrange a carer’s assessment, please contact us:
1. Llŷn Area
2. Caernarfon Area
3. Bangor Area
4. Eifionydd and Meirionnydd North
5. South Meirionnydd Area
What happens during the carer’s assessment?
A social worker will arrange to visit you. They will ask questions to find out what help you need as a carer. You can also discuss any problems or difficulties. You may want to discuss things like:
- do you get enough sleep?
- is your health affected by caring?
- are you able to get out and about?
- do you get time for yourself?
- are you worried you might have to give up work?
You and the social worker will complete the form ‘What Matters’ together. The assessment will identify what kind of help you need and how you can get it. You will be given a copy of the assessment.
What help am I likely to receive?
Support that may be available includes a break from caring, access to training, invitations to carers events and signposting to relevant services.
It should be noted that eligibility criteria mean that not all carers are eligible to receive a service directly from the Council
If you have any concerns or questions, ask!