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. Carers register and draw up their emergency plan which is then held by a 24 hour response service. In the event of something happening to you, the card would be found and the emergency care plan implemented. For details of your local emergency card scheme contact your local carers' centre. You can search for your local centre.