As a carer you may be able to get extra help both for yourself and the person you care for. You can get help and support from the Health Service as well as an assessment of your needs from the Adult Services Department. There are also many organisations that can offer support, information and advice.
Carers Direct is designed to help you get the help and support you need as a carer. It offers all the information you should need to get the financial help you’re entitled to, as well as advice on getting a break from caring, going to work and much more.
Try their interactive carer self-assessment quiz which will take you through six questions and give you some practical tips on how to get started.
Carers centres offer contact with other carers, local information and support
There may be services provided by Hampshire County Council which could help you. These services can only be provided following a carer’s assessment and may range from:
If Adult Services can give you practical help, you may want to consider using Direct Payments which allows you to organise the help you need yourself.
Carer’s assessments are undertaken by Hampshire County Council and will look, not only at the support available from Hampshire County Council but also from a range of private and voluntary organisations.
For more information or to request a carers assessment read the carers assessment web page