The legal position for carers and the person you care for are contained within this page. The legal rights of carers will change with the introduction of the Care Act 2015 which will place greater duty on local authorities to identify and support all carers.

The care and support provided to the person you care for is usually determined after a community care assessment, these are described in more detail in this section as well as information about where you, or the person you care for, can get assistance regarding any benefits you may be entitled to.

Carer’s Assessments are a way of identifying your needs as a carer by looking at how being a carer affects you, how much caring you can realistically do and any help you may need.More
Carers UK has a significant amount of information on the legal rights of care recipients within the care and support system including community care law and managing finances.More