As learning disability carers we are all entitled to an assessment of our own needs. In Derbyshire it is the Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA) who is responsible for LD carer assessments at the moment.
If you have not yet had an assessment of your needs or have one upcoming then this form will be of great help to you as it will help you to focus on exactly what you want from your assessment, what your identified needs are and how you think these can be met.
All too often we can be made to feel that we are being done a ‘favour’ but the reality is that it is our right to have our needs met , and to be able to access the appropriate level of support.
If you have any problems accessing a carers assessment, or if you have been refused ‘carer’s break ‘money please do get in touch with us.
If you have any queries at all about carer’s rights, any advice or support that may be available, again please contact us.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR THE FORM.