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Are you affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use?

Carers Assessments

You are eligible for a carers assessment if you provide, or intend to provide, unpaid care or support on a regular basis for someone who would not be able to manage without help due to:

  • age
  • a physical or mental illness
  • substance misuse
  • disability

You are eligible for an assessment in your own right, even if the person you care for refuses:

  • a community care assessment
  • the support that is being offered to them

The person you care for may or may not live with you.

A carer’s assessment is not a test of your ability as a carer, but an opportunity to look at ways in which we can support you in your caring role.

Your health, employment and leisure needs will be considered when assessing and providing services.

More about Carer's Assessments

Useful contacts

Carers FIRST

Carers First can offer support if you are affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use and need advice with managing your caring responsibilities.

They can:

  • Provide tailored information, advice & guidance
  • Support to access and prepare for a carer’s assessment
  • Provide opportunities to attend support groups and activities to meet people in a similar situation
  • Providing opportunities for carers to become involved in helping to develop and improve services for carers
  • Provide emotional support, training and activities, giving carers an opportunity to have a break from their caring role and help them to get the support they need

Contact Carers First

Call: 0300 303 1555
Twitter: @Carers_FIRST
Facebook: /CarersFIRSTLondon

Carers FIRSTalso run “virtual” drop-in sessions on Wednesday evenings 6-8pm. You can visit their website and click on the “Chat to Us” button and a member of the team will be there to talk to you.

For a list of other organisations that provide Drug and alcohol treatment & recovery services in Newham, click on the directory link below and enter your postcode:

Drug and alcohol treatment & recovery in Newham​​​