Carer's assessment


If you regularly provide a lot of care and support for someone, you can get a carer's assessment.

in South Tyneside, carer's assessments are known as 'conversations'.

Your conversation will look at:

  • your caring role and how it affects your life and wellbeing
  • your strengths
  • available resources and local support

A carer's conversation is a chance for you to talk about what support you need.

We will look at how caring affects your life, including your physical, mental and emotional needs and whether you are able or willing to carry on caring.

To get support from the Council, you will need to meet the national eligibility criteria.