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The Carers Needs Assessment Process

What is a carers’ needs assessment?

Part 3 of the Social Services and Well-being Act (Wales) 2014 places a duty on a local authority to offer an assessment to any Carer where it has been identified that there may be a need for support.  This duty applies regardless of the level of support the Carer may need or their financial circumstances.

A Carers’ Needs Assessment is an opportunity for the Carer to discuss with Social Services their caring role and what information, advice and assistance may be required to help them in their role.

A Carers’ Needs Assessment must include the following and must involve the Carer:

A Carers’ Needs Assessment will not judge the way the Carer is performing in their caring role and no assumption will be made regarding your desire to become or continue being a Carer.  Once the assessment is complete, the local authority may provide services to help you in your caring role or to maintain or improve your own health and well-being.

How to request a Carers' Needs Assessment

  1. Speak with the Social Worker who meets the person you care for; or
  2. Contact Adult Social Care’s Initial Response Team on (01978) 292066; or
  3. Contact NEWCIS (North East Wales Carers Information Service) on(01352)752525 for more information
  4. In the event of an emergency, contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0345 053 3116

Who will carry out the assessment for me?

More information about Carers' Needs Assessments

Carers Direct (external site) and Carers UK (external site) have collected useful information about Carers Needs Assessments.

To help access practical Carers support, Direct Payments may give you the means to buy the type of support that best meets your needs.

Disclaimer: Wrexham County Borough Council is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.