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. It aims to help you to think about your personal circumstances - what is working well in your life and what needs to change.
Although you do not have to, it can be useful to complete a self-assessment form to help you think about your situation and before contacting us to ask about support.Complete a carers assessment online (external link)
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.
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. An assessment is free of charge.
If you have completed a carer’s self-assessment, what you have told us will be included in your assessment.
3 Additional information
You can find out more about the assessment process and how we share your information in the documents below: