It’s been three months since I’ve posted on my blog, and so much has happened since then regarding my dad’s care. . .
In my previous post I mentioned that I was having a ‘Carer Assessment’ and for anyone who doesn’t know what this is, let me explain. . .
If you are an adult carer, looking after someone (over 18) who is disabled, ill or elderly and has care needs, you as the main carer can request a carer assessment. A carer’s assessment is an opportunity to discuss what support you need from the local support services. The assessment will look at how caring effects your life, physically, mentally and emotional, and if you are capable to carry on caring for that person.
(There are also assessments for young carer’s, or a carer of a child under 18)
Carer’s UK have some very useful information – Full details can be found on the following link: https://www.carersuk.org