Adult Carer Support Plan:
Carers have various support needs and there is a duty from support services to offer you the opportunity to talk to someone and find out what your support needs are. This is called an ‘Adult Carer Support Plan’.
An adult’s carer’s support plan is for anyone who provides regular care for someone such as a partner, relative, friend or neighbour. You can have a support plan whether the person you support has had an assessment or not. Following the Carers Support Plan you will be given information and advice about any services or support that you may want to access, including:
Find out how a support plan can help you by contacting the Carers Hub on 01738 567076 or use the Contact button at the top of the website.
If the person you care for receives support from health and social care services they can ask for Self- directed Support and choose how they want their support arranged. Local authorities can offer services to carers to and you can choose how you want these services arranged. The Self-directed Support options are:
Option 1 – Direct Payment
Option 2 – Individual Service Fund
Option 3 – Arranged Services
Option 4 – A combination of the above
A full list of local Self-Directed Support information and advice services is available online at www.pkc.gov.uk/selfdirectedsupport.
This module will help you understand what Self-directed Support can mean for you as a carer and for any individual you support. Please follow the link:
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