The Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 gives carers the same rights as those they care for. The definition of a carer is:
‘A person who provides or intends to provide care for an adult or disabled child’
There is no link between the frequency and type of support that a carer provides and access to a carers assessment. We will discuss your individual situation with you - this discussion is called an assessment.
A member of staff will discuss with you what is important to you for example things that you like to do, people that you like to spend time with and how any changes in your situation affect you. This may include challenges that you experience that affect your independence. Small changes can make a big difference and the assessment may be a way of identifying straightforward solutions to your situation.
Taking your priorities into account, Adult Social Care will apply eligibility criteria to your situation and may recommend care and/or support funded by Torfaen County Borough Council. The member of staff will discuss this with you.
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
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