Do I need a carers assessment

A carer's assessment is a conversation with a professional social care worker about how being a carer affects you and your life. It is not an evaluation of your ability to care; instead, it is an opportunity to ensure you have all the information you need and to learn about services and support that can help you in your caring role. The assessment is free and available to all carers, regardless of financial circumstances.

For information and advice, contact Carer Support Dorset or CRISP. They can refer you for a carer's assessment if it is determined that you need further support and services.

Watch the short video to learn more about the Carers Assesment.

If you are a carer and the person you are caring for lives in the Dorset Council area, contact:

Carer Support Dorset  

Tel: 0800 3688349 

Website: www.carersupportdorset.co.uk 

Email: admin@carersupportdorset.co.uk 

If you are a carer and the person you are caring for lives in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council area, contact: 

Carers Resource Information Support Programme (CRISP)  

Tel: 01202 128787 

Website: www.crispweb.org  

Email: carersupport@bcpcouncil.gov.uk 

Carers Support Dorset

If you are a carer and the person you are caring for lives in the Dorset Council area, contact:

CRISP

If you are a carer and the person you are caring for lives in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council area, contact: