Carers' Assessments?

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I had a carers' assessment back in 2014 then the assessor vanished never to be seen again.

I have since sent another request but am unsure what help they can offer me as we don't want a carer coming in and I don't go out anywhere that needs any extra funding.

Any clues as to what might be offered as we don't claim any means tested benefits
I can do little more than direct you to the 29 page document on CAs available on the main CUK site ... in .pdf. format :

https://www.carersuk.org/images/Assessm ... ersion.pdf


That's what the book says ... practice is a post code lottery ... at best.

Even length of time to getting one ... over a year reported on other threads ... despite what the book says !

Don't be surprised if everything comes with a price tag !
Gosport Nancy
Do you need anyone to be with your caree while you are out? They may pay for sitting services.
What is it you need help with? It's rare for any one person to be able to care alone 24/7 for any extended period
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:06 pm
I can do little more than direct you to the 29 page document on CAs available on the main CUK site ... in .pdf. format :

https://www.carersuk.org/images/Assessm ... ersion.pdf


That's what the book says ... practice is a post code lottery ... at best.

Even length of time to getting one ... over a year reported on other threads ... despite what the book says !

Don't be surprised if everything comes with a price tag !
OOH!...Thanks....lots of useful info there

I didn't have to ask for an assessment last time as the woman who came to see my caree carried out the assessment while she was here,

My health status has changed in the meantime and my education has come to a bit of a pause as all the more advance courses are needing funding and I don't have it. I'll ask about that.
MrsAverage wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:43 pm
Gosport Nancy
Do you need anyone to be with your caree while you are out? They may pay for sitting services.
What is it you need help with? It's rare for any one person to be able to care alone 24/7 for any extended period
Hi there

I only go out when I need echocardiograms or need to see a consultant and my caree comes with me. I am not a sociable type so don't want to go out anywhere else.

I have been the sole carer 24/7 since February 2014 when we moved in together and snatch naps when my caree is sleeping.We don't keep regular hours as both of us have health issues that we fit everything else around. We have a cleaner for 2 hours once a week and TBH I haven't felt like I need a break
Education ?

Don't lose sight of the 21 Hour Rule :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/news-and ... ents-29098
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:26 pm
Education ?

Don't lose sight of the 21 Hour Rule :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/news-and ... ents-29098

Thanks. I study on-line and maybe do 10 to 15 hours maximum. That could change if/when I have funding for more advanced courses though
Shoot through 21 hours and then kiss goodbye to Carers Allowance.
I think the carers assessment should look at helping you access work or education
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:30 pm
Shoot through 21 hours and then kiss goodbye to Carers Allowance.
That might make more sense if it meant people who were at college all day and didn't have 35 hours spare but my caree is sat next to me as I study and get umpteen interruptions due to caring and can rarely study for more than 20 minutes at a time.