2 Assessment for family and friend carers
The self-assessment for family and friend carers is designed to help people who provide unpaid care to a relative, friend or neighbour to think about their personal circumstances - what is working well in your life and what needs to change. It can be useful to complete a self-assessment form if you are thinking about contacting us to ask about support.
- complete an online carer's self-assessment form
- download and complete a printable form via West Sussex Connect to Support
- ask us to send you a paper copy of the form. Please call 01243 642121 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carers Support West Sussex will receive completed online and paper copies of self-assessments as they carry out the majority of carers' assessments on our behalf. A member of their staff will contact you after you have submitted your form.
You do not have to complete a self-assessment form before contacting us, it is simply there to help you think about your situation.
An assessment is free of charge. If you provide unpaid care to a relative, friend or neighbour you are entitled to an assessment of your needs even if the person you care for has not been assessed or is not receiving services from us.
If you have completed a carer’s self-assessment, what you have told us will be included in your assessment. Carers Support West Sussex carry out most of the carer’s assessments on our behalf.
3 Additional information
You can find out more about the assessment process in the booklet below: