In April 2015 the Care Act introduced national eligibility criteria for carers.
Carer’s eligibility is based on identifying and meeting 3 criteria:
We call the ways you will be supported to live your life and achieve what you want, outcomes. Any carers assessment will consider the following outcomes:
Carers can be eligible for support whether or not the adult for whom they care has eligible needs.
The full criteria is detailed in the Care and Support Statutory Guidance 2014 (Chapter 6 Eligibility).
We also have information about the eligibility criteria for service users.
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