Information & advice Information for Carers Health and social care services Carer Self Assessments Why complete a Carers Self Assessment? The Carers Self Assessment is your chance to tell us about your caring role and the things which you feel would improve your life as an individual. It is a joint collaboration by Inverclyde HSCP and Inverclyde Carers Centre and it is not a replacement for a full Carers assessment, but can be the first steps towards receiving some practical help to make things better. The form asks a bit about: Your caring role the person or people you care for the things you do as part of your caring role your own quality of life your health and well being people who support you benefits you may be entitled to work and training future plans From this we are able to assess how we, the Carers Centre, might support you further in your caring role.This could be by providing benefits advice, helping you meet other people, giving you emotional support, helping you get a break from caring or putting you in touch with other services that can help. It is your choice how much or how little information you want to share with us and this will not be shared with others without your permission. Staff from Inverclyde Carers Centre are happy to help you complete this form if you wish. What happens after I return this booklet? Completing and returning a self assessment to the centre automatically registers you as a Carer with Inverclyde Carers Centre. The services provided by us are free of charge with no obligation on Carers to take up support offered. A member of staff from Inverclyde Carers Centre will contact you within 28 days to discuss your self assessment, and offer support and information about ourselves and other organisations. If your caring situation is complex a full Carers assessment will be recommended through Inverclyde Community Health Care Partnership and staff will discuss this with you.