To get an assessment you will need to meet the definition of a young carer and also have your parents' consent. You should also get an assessment if you are doing any age inappropriate care, or your caring responsibilities affect your:
- Physical health
- Emotional wellbeing
- Relationships with family and friends
It's easy to get an assessment:
- You or your parents can contact our Early Help Hub on 0118 908 8002, or visit our offices here in Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1BN
- If the person you care for is receiving support from us, the social care practitioner should ask you about having your own assessment. If they don't, you should ask them for one
- Your doctor or school may already know that you are a carer and should refer you to us for an assessment. If they don't, you should ask them for one
A Young Carer's Worker will contact you once the referral is made to make arrangements for your assessment. This can be done at school, home, or in a cafe, wherever you feel comfortable.
What happens next?
Together, you and the young carers support worker will develop a support plan, which will show the type and frequency of support you need.
When everything is agreed we will give you a record of your assessment, and give a copy to your parents and anybody else you or your parents’ requests should be involved.
We will always talk to you to find out what support is right for you and then use a system of goal setting and review to ensure that you receive sufficient support.