As a Carer, you have the right to a Carer's health and wellbeing check (Carers assessment) of your needs.
Most of the help for Carers in Torbay can be used by anyone.
Although it's not essential to have a Carer’s check/assessment first, most Carers find it helpful to talk to someone who knows about Carer support.
A carer’s check starts with us talking about your caring role and how it affects you. It is not an assessment of your caring ability. It has nothing to do with your benefits. It is a conversation to see:
The person you care for does not need to be getting services or help. There is no financial assessment.
There are different ways of having the check:
Your assessment will show if you have needs for support, either now or in the future. If you do we will work with you to complete the Carer’s Action Plan which includes:
Find out more about the Carer's support available.