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Carers assessment resources and services

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Fluctuating needs in assessment and eligibility for the Care Act 2014

Part of Care Act 2014

This guide provides an overview of key elements to consider in order to ensure any form of care assessment undertaken - for the adult requiring care and support or their carer with support needs - takes full account of the extent of fluctuating needs. These are needs which may not be apparent at the time of the assessment but have been an issue in the past and are likely to arise again in the future. The guide provides information and practical example on what practitioners need to do to established an accurate picture of fluctuating needs and includes a checklist of core duties for local authorities.

Care Act: assessment and eligibility: eligibility determination for the Care Act 2014

Part of Care Act 2014

The aim of this guide is to build on the Care Act statutory guidance by outlining what local authorities need to consider when making an eligibility determination, using the national eligibility criteria. The guide summarises the process and key elements to consider in relation to making an eligibility determination for an adult requiring care. These include eligibility outcomes and criteria for both adults with care and support needs and carers with support needs. Useful resources, such as Skills for Care training material and a checklist of core duties for local authorities, are included.

Care Act: assessment and eligibility: process map

Part of Care Act 2014

A draft process map providing an overall guide to assessment and eligibility under the Care Act 2014. The process map illustrates concepts that local authorities must consider throughout all stages of the process. Stages covered in the process map include: mental capacity; advocacy and participation support; impact on the family and carers (whole family approach); safeguarding; strength-based approach; proportionate and appropriate assessment; information-gathering' urgent need and meeting urgent care needs; signposting and prevention; individuals and carers with support needs; needs and carers assessment; needs, outcomes and impact on wellbeing; national minimum thresholds for eligibility; and ineligible needs. Each stage contains information on core duties; a description of the process; links to relevant sections in the Care Act 2014; links to guidance; and links to other resources.

Adult carer transition in practice under the Care Act 2014

Part of Care Act 2014

The resource explores how the provisions in the Care Act around transition can be put into practice for adult carers as the young person they care for moves into adulthood. This can be a difficult time for adult carers, because the young person they care for will often be leaving full-time education and require very different care and support as an adult building an independent life. Adult carers have in the past had to give up full-time work in order to provide more support. The Care Act places a duty on local authorities to assess adult carers before the child they care for turns 18, so that they have the information they need to plan for their future. This is referred to as a transition assessment. This resource brings together useful publications, practice examples and a process map with suggestions on how to put the stages into action.

Young carer transition in practice under the Care Act 2014

Part of Care Act 2014

This resource explores how the provisions in the Care Act around transition can be put into practice for young carers moving from children’s to adult services to ensure that they are appropriately supported and encouraged to fulfil their education and employment potential. One young carer’s journey through transition (Emma’s story) will provide an example of how several services worked together to support her into adulthood. The resource covers: transition in the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014; identifying support needs of young carers; timing of a transition assessment; transition assessments under the Care Act 2014; approaches to assessments; information and advice; transition planning; transition of young carers; practice examples, describing young carers’ journeys through transition; and a process map with suggestions on how to put the stages into action.

Guide: ensuring assessment is appropriate and proportionate

Part of Care Act 2014

A quick guide to providing appropriate and proportionate assessment under the Care Act 2014 for adults requiring care or their carer. It looks at what makes an assessment appropriate and proportionate; provides information on conducting an assessment; the importance of using a person-centred approach when carrying out assessment; and what happens following assessment. It highlights the need for the self-assessment process is flexible enough to be adapted to any individuals needs and circumstances to ensure their maximum participation. The guide also highlights the importance of information and data sharing as part of the assessment process, and the different levels of consent needed to share information in adult and carer's assessments. A check list of core duties and a list of useful references are included. The guide should be read in conjunction with the Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014 and Chapter 6 of the statutory guidance.

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