Can I get support as a carer?
The Care Act 2014 has increased the rights and recognition of carers in the adult social care system by putting carers’ rights on an equal footing to the person they care for.
This means that if you are a carer, you have the right to have a carer’s assessment based on your needs, regardless of the amount of care you provide.
If you think you are a carer, you may be able to get support from the council, other public services or from the local community. This includes helping you carry on with your caring role and to look after your own health and wellbeing.
The Care Act also introduced a new duty for councils to involve carers in the assessment of the person they care for.
Support for carers in Slough
When you look after someone who needs a lot of support, there may be times when you need help too. Find out more about the support available locally for carers:
- Caring for Carers leaflet - advice on a range of support available to carers
- Slough Carers Support
- Support for carers of people with mental health problems
- Digital tools to support you
- Slough Family Information Service - local organisations, groups and activities available for carers
- Carers assessments
- Financial advice
- Register as a carer with your GP If you have issues accessing this file, please contact us by calling 01753 475111
- Get involved in our Carers Partnership
- Advice and information for carers from Which?