Carers Support

Are You A Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you. Did you know that carers are entitled to an annual health assessment and flu jab?

Download further information about useful local resources below:

Respite Breaks for Carers

Useful Contacts for Carers

Important Information about Screening

Please complete our Carer's Survey here.

Help and Support for Carers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website for more information on local support for carers including:

  • obtaining a carer's assessment
  • financial support for carers
  • carer support groups
  • carer's contact cards
  • discounted access to leisure services
  • emergency cover service

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What is a carer's assessment?

A carer’s assessment can be done to find out how your life is being affected by caring for someone and where you may need support from the council if you are found to be eligible.

A carer’s assessment covers:

  • what type of care and support you provide 
  • how the care you provide affects your health and wellbeing 
  • how you feel about caring and how it affects your life options 
  • the impact that caring for someone has on areas of your life such as your aspirations, your work, leisure, and recreational activity and your other relationships. 

You don’t need the permission of the person you care for to ask for an assessment.

To get an assessment contact the carers' support service.

The carer’s assessment process involves the following steps:

  1. The carer contacts the council by phone, email or in person (see contact details below) to request an assessment
  2. A social care worker explains the assessment process. At this point, you can choose your preferred method of assessment
  3. The assessment is carried out by a social care worker who will then make a decision about whether you are eligible
  4. You will then be notified of whether you are eligible. The social care worker will provide any advice and direct you to the support you need
  5. If you are eligible you will need to complete a support plan to find out how best you can be supported and achieve any goals that were identified by the assessment
  6. Roughly 8 weeks after the support plan was agreed it is reviewed to see if you are happy with how it is going and the plan can be amended if needed. Then once a year after that the support plan is reviewed again.

NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Finance & Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

    Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring