[PDF] Supporting carers: mental health carers' assessments in policy and practice

Centre for Mental Health
Centre for Mental Health
Publication date:
18 January 2017


The Care Act 2014 introduced a duty on local authorities to offer carers an assessment of their needs, in order to identify potential support needs. This briefing outlines the challenges that mental health carers face in accessing carers’ assessments, taking into account the legal context and how the assessments work in practice.