How will the Council help me plan my support as a carer?

We will work out how much support you might need.

Your assessment will help us work out how much support you may require, based on your individual needs. We will estimate what it might cost the Council to support you; this is called an ‘indicative amount’ and is a starting point for calculating what your personal budget will be.

We will help you plan your support with people that are important to you including the person you care for if this is helpful.

We will look at how you would like to meet your needs and help you do the things that are important to you. You won’t always need to have a service paid for by the Council to meet your needs.

We will look at a range of options to meet your needs including new ways to help you such as:

  • finding groups in the community who can help you or asking your friends and family
  • giving you information or telling you about where you can get help
  • looking at lots of different types of equipment or tools that help you in your caring role
  • training and learning opportunities that help you continue to care safely and help you develop new skills
  • planning for emergencies and contingencies to avoid crisis situations arising and give you peace of mind

Some of your needs may be met by providing some support to the person you care for so we will consider what help might have already been put in place or whether the person you care for should have an assessment of their needs to put some help in place. This might include support to help you have a break.

If you still have needs that haven’t been met in these ways then we can discuss whether you need a personal budget and how you might use that to support you further in your caring role.

Find out more about the types of support that might be available for the person you care for.

Adult Social Care Direct

Speech impairment, deaf or hard of hearing? You can call using Next Generation Text (also known as Text Relay and TypeTalk): Call 18001 024 7683 3003

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7683 3003