The Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995

The Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 places a duty on the Local Authority (Social Services Department) to carry out a Carers Assessment, if the Carer provides or intends to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis. The Carer can request an Assessment before the cared-for person is Assessed and the Local Authority must take this into account when deciding on the services being offered to the cared-for person.

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