The carer's assessment gives unpaid carers the opportunity to receive support either as part of the needs assessment of your relative or according to your own needs. We also explain the differences that the Care Act 2015 changes have made.

If you're wondering what kind of help would be best for your relative or friend, our Care advice tool can give you some guidance about housing options, day-to-day living arrangements and how to pay for care. 

Use our Care services directory to find care homes and domiciliary care anywhere in the UK. You can also find support groups for people affected by dementia.

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