All of our assessments start with a conversation.
1. The Holistic Assessment
This is an initial assessment either via phone, or face to face, with one of our highly trained, local, triage team. This assessment will offer any information, advice and guidance you might need and may signpost you to any other organisations which might be able to support you. The team are on hand to talk about you and your caring role, no question is a silly one. This call can take as little as 10 minutes but is totally based around you and what you wish to share.
2. Key Worker
Following on from your holistic assessment we may feel that you need further intensive support (or if you specifically request a full Carers assessment). You will be allocated to a Key Worker who will contact you to arrange to complete the Carers’ Assessment with you. This will be done over the phone, by virtual platform or in person at a time and place that is convenient for you. This assessment is your opportunity to talk freely and openly about you, how your caring role affects you and any hopes/ aspirations you may have for the future. From this we will create an action plan, on how we will support and empower you to move forward.
3. Creating a Plan
After your assessment is completed your Key Worker will create a plan that summarises all of the mutually agreed actions from the assessment. This will be known as your Support Plan. A follow up review will be offered after 6 and 12 weeks to review progress against actions identified. During this time your key worker will be available, should you need them.
4. Ongoing Support
After your support plan tasks are completed and you are starting to feel more supported, we will keep your details on file if you wish to access support in the future. However, we will not cold call you or share your details with any third parties. You can still access any of our other free services such as training, support groups, buddy up and activities. If anything changes within your caring role and you feel like you need more support, please get in touch with us for another assessment.