Carers' assessments - changes under the Care Act
The Care Act 2014 requires your local council to change the way they assess and support people who look after an adult relative of friend with a disability or health problem, and how they decide whether someone is entitled to support as a carer. It will mean more carers will be able to have an assessment, and that their rights to assessment will be the same as those of the people whom they look after.
Your local councils have a produced a leaflet called Carers and the Care Act:-
And you can read more in our Requesting a carer assessment page