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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

Newham Carers Network

Newham Carers Network 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 advocacy, information, and advice for all carers all ages
  • Offer support services and activities for young carers
  • Assist the development of carer’s support groups
  • Provide a programme of health support services for carers
  • Facilitate a carers forum in Newham
  • Encourage planners and providers to develop services which are “carer-aware”.
  • Reach hidden carers e.g. young carers, carers from BME communities, and marginalised carers through targeted outreach

Call: 0208 519 0800/0870
lines are open:
Mon,Tues: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00
Fri: 10:00 - 12:00

newhamcarers.org.uk

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​​​
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