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Understanding carers’ assessments and eligibility under the Care Act training course

This CPD-accredited course gives attendees greater knowledge of Care Act principles, duties and rights for and in relation to carers.

Local authorities play an important role in the identification and support of informal carers. People attending this course will learn how to carry out assessments in a proportionate and appropriate manner and will gain an understanding of the requirements and practical application of the Care Act.

Course content

Content includes:

  • how to ensure your assessments are appropriate and proportionate
  • the use of combined assessments
  • information about young carers and parent/carers in relation to the Children and Families Act 2014
  • how to make and evidence an eligibility determination for carers (includes practical working scenarios)
  • what to do after assessment: provision of information and advice in writing, support plans.

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

  • increase knowledge and understanding of the context and principles of the Care Act and its relationship with the Children and Families Act 2014
  • develop an understanding of carers assessment and eligibility determination under the Care Act
  • become confident in applying Care Act principles and duties when performing carers’ assessments and determining eligibility.

Who should attend?

Social care and health staff working in voluntary organisations, care and support organisations, carer organisations and local authorities. This includes social workers, social work team leaders, care staff, registered managers, occupational therapists and nurses.


The length of the training is one full day, however SCIE trainers can deliver it over two half-days to suit your organisation’s needs.

CPD accreditation

CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/06.

CPD Standards Office Accredited Course

Book on an in-house course

This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 16 delegates (for online delivery) and 20 delegates (for face-to-face delivery at your premises). The course can be adapted to your organisation’s CPD requirements.