Carer assessment | definition of carer assessment by Medical dictionary
carer assessment A carer’s assessment, under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000, which formally acknowledges the carer’s contribution as a partner in the caring process. It determines the carer’s own support needs, so that they can continue to contribute if possible, and sets out a contingency plan.
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It also said both the Trust and Gwynedd Council should review arrangements for undertaking carer assessment
and that community groups are provided with guidance on protecting vulnerable adults.
Therefore, an important aspect of any carer assessment
would be to explore an individual's willingness to engage in such a training programme, their openness to learning and their ongoing development.
In 2013-14, a total of 370,000 carer assessments
were carried out.
The time to install aids and adaptations has reduced to below seven days and carer assessments
were provided to 80.8% of all known carers.