The Carers Act (1995) gives carers the right to request an assessment of their own abilities and needs when an assessment of the needs of the person they care for is being carried out.
The assessment applies to both adults and children who are carers.
Your social worker or occupational therapist will take the results of this assessment into account when deciding what services you may be entitled to receive.
To give you a break from the caring role, a number of different carers' breaks are available according to your assessed needs.
You can find further information about carer's assessments in the leaflet an introduction to carer's assessments.
Details of the services available for the person you are caring for can be found under services for adults, healthcare and accessible transport, which includes transportation to day care centres. These services can only be provided following an assessment of their needs.
If you are a carer who is over the age of 18, and would like to receive support from Lambeth adults' and community services, phone us on 020 7926 5555, and we will put you through to the right team. See the asking for our support page for further details.
Carers who are under the age of 18 can get information and advice on services, and have a chance to talk to someone else about any problems they have, at Lambeth's Young Carers Project.
Young Carers Project
London SW2 3NS
Tel: 020 8678 5605