If your parent/carer provides care or support to you and you are 18 or over, they can have a carer’s assessment. Sheffield Carer’s Centre do this. It gives them an opportunity to discuss the support your parent/carer might need to help care for you.
The assessment looks at how caring affects your parent/carers life. They look at the physical, emotional and practical impacts. They see whether your parent/carers are able or willing to continue caring for you.
A carer’s assessment is not about assessing how well they are caring for you. It is about supporting them as a carer and the impact their caring role has on them.
It is completely separate from your support needs. It doesn't take into account if your needs have been assessed or if you receive any formal support.