A carer can be a person of any age who offers substantial support to a parent, child, relative, partner, spouse or friend who is ill or disabled.
The person being cared for may require assistance because they:
You may need help because you:
An assessment considers any needs you may have or difficulties that you may be facing.
These difficulties may be financial, practical or you may simply need advice. Carers are entitled to request a copy of the assessment and conclusions.
You can also choose not to have a carer's assessment. This will not affect the support offered to the person being cared for.
You can contact the Assessment and Care Management Service for a carer's assessment. We will discuss your support options with you and provide you with the information you may need to help you in your caring role.
You may not have thought about how caring is affecting you. The assessment is an opportunity to think about this and decide what would be best for you and the person you care for.
You or your representative should contact a social worker at one of Clackmannanshire the following:Service Manager - Adult Assessment, Adult Care
You can contact Social Services to request a carer's assessment or can ask someone to do so on your behalf. Support and advice is also available from various local Carer's support groups.
Domestic help will only be provided when there is exceptional need. Details of local care providers can be given on request.
Due to the Community Care Charging Policy there may be a charge for the services provided:
Please see the Community Care Charging Policy for more information about charges for services.
If you want to comment or complain about the way the assessment is carried out or the quality of service you received, contact the Team Leader or Service Manager.
Service Manager - Adult Assessment, Adult Care
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452498 / 450000