Facilitating referrals to Carers assessment team

The Care Act 2014 gives local authorities a responsibility to assess a carer’s needs for support, where the carer appears to have such needs.

The aim of the assessment is to consider the impact of caring on the carer and to determine whether the carer has support needs and what those may be.

When the assessment is complete, the local authority must determine what the carer’s support needs are, and whether these needs are eligible for support.

The needs might fall into one of the following categories – allowing Carers to enjoy more leisure or social activities, allowing Carers to take part in education or training courses or helping Carers improve their health and well-being.

These needs could be met through a personal budget – the Carers assessment team will create a support plan based on your answers which will be put before a panel for agreement.

You might want to ask for funding towards a short break to allow you a life outside of caring. You could ask for money towards gym membership or to attend an exercise, yoga or dance class to improve health and reduce social isolation.

You can call the office and we can help with getting you a Carers assessment or use the form on our website.

If you are unhappy with a decision made by the panel or disagree with the assessment which has been created for you, Southwark Carers can advocate on your behalf and appeal decisions to try and ensure you receive the most appropriate support available to you.

Carers Assessment Referral Form

  • Southwark Carers collect information from these forms to help us understand how best to support you. The information is recorded securely into our system and will not be shared with anyone without your consent and or where it is required to do so by law. In order to process your information please indicate if you consent to:
  • I agree to Southwark Carers recording information my personal information on their database.
  • I agree with Southwark Carers sharing / signposting my information to other voluntary sector advice organisations for specialist support where required.
  • I agree with Southwark Carers sharing / signposting my information with statutory services such as Southwark Council, Southwark CCG or NHS where required.
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Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EW
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020 7708 4497

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Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

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Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45