Adults with care and support needs
If a young carer is supporting an adult with care and support needs, it should be established whether Adult Services could put services in place to meet the care and support needs of the adult and reduce the impact on the young person.
Under the Care Act 2014, local authorities must carry out an assessment of anyone who appears to require care and support.
Adult Social Care
North Tyneside Adult Social Care work to support people who are vulnerable or at risk, by providing personal and practical support to help them live their lives independently. This includes:
- Older people
- People with physical disabilities
- People with learning disabilities
- People with mental health needs
- People who are having difficulty with their hearing or sight
- Young people and adults who care for relatives or friends
If you think someone who a young carer is supporting needs support or assessment by Adult Social Care, with their consent, you can contact the Gateway team on: 0191 643 2777
It is important that the professional making the referral explains that it is the presence of a young carer in the home that has triggered the referral, so that a whole family picture can be considered when any assessment takes place.