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Carers Support Service

Description

We appreciate the important role carers play in the lives of the people they care for and we take our responsibilities to support carers seriously. The Carers Support Service is available to provide advice, information and services to recognise, value and support carers.

If you need support with your caring responsibilities, we can find ways that may help you by discussing this with you and completing a carer's assessment.

A carer's assessment helps us to find out how caring affects your life, which areas you may need support in and if you will be eligible for support from the local authority.

How a carers assessment can help?

  • Provide you with useful information, guidance and advice
  • Be shown where you can access support services in the community
  • Get practical support, if eligible, like arranging for someone to take over your caring duties so that you can take a short break
  • Qualify for a direct payment, if eligible, to help you carry out your caring responsibilities.

Carers Assessment Process

  • A social care worker will discuss the assessment process and how you would like to complete the carers assessment.
  • A social care worker will discuss the contents of the assessment and make an eligibility decision using the national framework (as introduced in the Care Act 2014).
  • You will be advised of this decision and the social care worker will provide any further advice.
  • If the carer has eligible needs that qualify for help from the council they will be asked to complete a support plan.
  • The carer will be asked to complete a support plan to identify how they will be supported and achieve their agreed outcomes within the assessment.

The support plan is agreed between the carer and East Riding of Yorkshire Council. It includes what the carer could do to support themselves, advice and information they may require, services that may support and how to access other support networks in the community.The carers support plan will be reviewed at approximately 8 weeks to check how things are going. Any amendments will be made at this stage, then annually thereafter.

Newsletter

All registered carers receive a carer's newsletter, 'We Care', which is produced on a quarterly basis. This provides up to date information on carer's issues, news, articles, carer's views and useful contact numbers. 'We Care' provides a voice for carers and ensures a focal point of contact for carer's issues, including details of drop in sessions, legal clinics and money and benefit advice clinics and peer support groups across the East Riding.

Location
18 Wednesday Market
Beverley
HU17 0DJ
Contact
(01482) 396500
Carers Centre
18 Wednesday Market
Beverley
HU17 ODJ
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Description

We appreciate the important role carers play in the lives of the people they care for and we take our responsibilities to support carers seriously. The Carers Support Service is available to provide advice, information and services to recognise, value and support carers.

If you need support with your caring responsibilities, we can find ways that may help you by discussing this with you and completing a carer's assessment.

A carer's assessment helps us to find out how caring affects your life, which areas you may need support in and if you will be eligible for support from the local authority.

How a carers assessment can help?

  • Provide you with useful information, guidance and advice
  • Be shown where you can access support services in the community
  • Get practical support, if eligible, like arranging for someone to take over your caring duties so that you can take a short break
  • Qualify for a direct payment, if eligible, to help you carry out your caring responsibilities.

Carers Assessment Process

  • A social care worker will discuss the assessment process and how you would like to complete the carers assessment.
  • A social care worker will discuss the contents of the assessment and make an eligibility decision using the national framework (as introduced in the Care Act 2014).
  • You will be advised of this decision and the social care worker will provide any further advice.
  • If the carer has eligible needs that qualify for help from the council they will be asked to complete a support plan.
  • The carer will be asked to complete a support plan to identify how they will be supported and achieve their agreed outcomes within the assessment.

The support plan is agreed between the carer and East Riding of Yorkshire Council. It includes what the carer could do to support themselves, advice and information they may require, services that may support and how to access other support networks in the community.The carers support plan will be reviewed at approximately 8 weeks to check how things are going. Any amendments will be made at this stage, then annually thereafter.

Newsletter

All registered carers receive a carer's newsletter, 'We Care', which is produced on a quarterly basis. This provides up to date information on carer's issues, news, articles, carer's views and useful contact numbers. 'We Care' provides a voice for carers and ensures a focal point of contact for carer's issues, including details of drop in sessions, legal clinics and money and benefit advice clinics and peer support groups across the East Riding.

Costs

Free

Opening times

Mondays 9.30am-4.30pm

Tuesdays 9.30am-4.30pm

Wednesdays 9.30am-4.30pm

Thursdays 9.30am-4.30pm

Fridays 9.30am-4.30pm

Age
18-25
How to access
  • You can self refer by contacting the service
  • You will need to have an assessment
Who is this for?
  • Anyone who is a carer
  • Anyone over 18 years old