MK Council can help you to find the right support and you can ask them for a carer’s assessment.

A carer’s assessment will look at the different ways that caring affects your life and work out how you can carry on doing the things that are important to you and your family. Your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing will be at the heart of this assessment.

As a result of the assessment you may be eligible for support. You will be offered advice and guidance to help with caring responsibilities and help you look after your own health and wellbeing.

You may be eligible for a direct payment* to spend on the things that make caring easier, or practical support, like arranging for someone to step in when you need a short break.

You can have a carer’s assessment, even if the person that you care for does not get any help from MK Council and they will not need to be assessed.

*A direct payment means that the money the council contributes towards meeting your care and support needs is paid directly to you, for example, into your bank account or the bank account of someone else you choose, to give you control over how it is spent.

For further information about Carer’s Assessments please see the Carers UK website.