Carers Allowance and Assessment

Thursday, 03 May 2018
Reference
2018040927000054
Category
Request Date
Monday, April 9, 2018
Response Date
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Question

1. The number of people receiving a carers allowance in your local authority each year from 2015 to the present day (or the last day for which data is held). If possible, I would also like to know specifically the number of carers for elderly people (however this is categorised - over 60s for instance) each year.

2. The number of carers assessments carried out by your local authority each year from 2015 to the present day (or the last day for which data is held)

3. How often your authority carries out a carer's assessment for each carer. Is there a standard check up every year for instance, or does it vary according to need?

4. The numbers of carers receiving help after a carers assessment each year from 2015 to the present day (or the last day for which data is held). If possible, I would like the type of help broken down. For example, the number of cases where communications devices (such as laptops) were awarded, or respite breaks.

Answer

1. The number of people receiving a carers allowance in your local authority each year from 2015 to the present day (or the last day for which data is held). – Not means tested so we don’t hold this information.
If possible, I would also like to know specifically the number of carers for elderly people (however this is categorised - over 60s for instance) each year. - We do not hold this information on the assessment form.
 
2. The number of carers assessments carried out by your local authority each year from 2015 to the present day (or the last day for which data is held)      
2015 = 13
2016 = 6
2017 = 85
2018 = 65
 
3. How often your authority carries out a carer's assessment for each carer. Is there a standard check up every year for instance, or does it vary according to need? 
Carers assessed when requested and then reviewed annually or more frequently if required.
 
4. The numbers of carers receiving help after a carers assessment each year from 2015 to the present day (or the last day for which data is held). If possible, I would like the type of help broken down. For example, the number of cases where communications devices (such as laptops) were awarded, or respite breaks. 
The only data held for Carers on Carefirst is the assessment form so we cannot provide the type requested from Carefirst.