Carers Assessment

Carers Assessment

Carer’s assessments evaluate your need for support and services.

Who can have a carer’s assessment with us?

You must be an adult providing care and support to an adult (18 years +) who is living in the local area served by Southampton City Council who is disabled, ill or elderly. 

How can I benefit from an assessment?

A carer’s assessment aims to identify your needs as a carer.  It should pinpoint what help and support you might need in maintaining your own health and well-being, while continuing your caring role.  

What is the possible outcome of a carer’s assessment?

Outcomes of a carer’s assessment include a referral to relevant services that can support you as an unpaid carer.

How can I prepare for the assessment?

You can download our useful guide, here.

Not looking after an adult?

Parent carer assessments are managed by Southampton City Council Children’s Services and Learning Department. Visit Southampton Parent Carer Forum ( to learn more.

Not caring for someone in a Southampton City Council postcode?

Click here for Hampshire carer services.