The carer's assessment gives unpaid carers the opportunity to receive help and support for their own needs, separately to those of the person they care for.
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.
In this guide
Who might be eligible and what kind of help is available?
Discover how to apply for a carer's assessment, and what to expect throughout the process.
Use our checklist to prepare for a carer's assessment.
Daphne has been caring for her husband Mike for almost 40 years. When her health suffered from the stress of being a carer, Daphne had a carer’s assessment done and it helped her rebuild her life.
Read Daphne's story