Carers assessment

If you are providing care to someone with care and support needs, you are entitled to a Statutory Carers Assessment. Carers Gloucestershire can complete the assessment with you, having been authorised and funded by Gloucestershire County Council to undertake the assessment.


What is a Carers Assessment?

A Carers Assessment is:

• A conversation focussed on you the carer as an individual, your caring situation and your needs
• A process which enables you to be formally recognised and supported in your role as carer
• A time for you to express your needs and concerns arising out of your caring role.
• An opportunity to consider what support might be available to you, centrally and within your local community.
• A chance to get information and advice to be better equipped in your caring role and help you to sustain your health and wellbeing

A Carers Assessment IS NOT an assessment of how good a carer you are.

A Carers Assessment will consider:

• Your physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
• Your need for a break
• Your need or desire for employment, education, training and leisure.
• Your finances and household income.
• Your other responsibilities and relationships
• Your ability and willingness to continue caring
• Your own hopes and aspirations

If any eligible unmet needs are identified we will work with you to develop a Support Plan to meet those needs. If no eligible needs are identified we can still help you, for example, by referring you to one or more of our non-statutory services and community support.

 To get more information and/or arrange an assessment call Carers Gloucestershire on: 

Carersline: 0300 111 9000 or Contact us.

We will arrange to complete the Carers Assessment with you in a face to face meeting at a time and venue to suit you.
Alternatively you could choose to complete the form over the telephone with our help or to fill the form in yourself if you prefer, the choice is yours.

To download the Carers Assessment Leaflet please click here: Carers Assessment Leaflet

Please note, this content is currently being revised to take account of The Care Act 2014. For further information, click here  Gloucestershire County Council