We are committed to supporting carers. Carers are entitled to receive a free carers assessment. In Camden, we call a carers assessment a Carers Conversation.
Following a conversation (or assessment), if a carer has eligible needs we have a duty to support you to meet the needs that have been identified.
What does a Carers Conversation involve?As a carer, you have a right to have your needs considered. The aims of a Carers Conversation are:
- to work out what can be done to make life easier for you
- to consider whether your caring role impacts on your physical, emotional, and mental health, your work and social life
- to provide an opportunity for you to talk about what support or services you need.
If you and the person you care for agree, a combined assessment of both your needs can be undertaken at the same time.
Requesting a Carers Conversation
Carers Conversations are provided by Camden Adult Social Care or Camden Carers Service.
If you provide unpaid care to a family member or friend, you can request a Carers Conversation by contacting either the Council or Carers Service below. You can also request a carers conversation if you are a parent of a child with support needs.
Camden Council Adult Social Care Access and Response team
Telephone: 020 7974 4000 (option 1)