A carer's assessment gives carers the chance to share their views about their role and how it affects them, as well as the needs of the person they are caring for.
It helps to ensure that you both get the support you need.
Carers have a right to an assessment where they give, or intend to give, substantial and regular care to a spouse, relative, friend or neighbour, who, due to disability, frailty, illness or vulnerability, cannot manage alone.
Your Local Authority may have an Emergency card scheme for carers. For example, David, who cares for his partner Martin, carries a carer's emergency card. It identifies him as a carer and who he cares for, in case something happens to him.