The Carer's Assessment

Who is Entitled to a Carers' Assessment?

If you have a regular and substantial caring role, you may be entitled to a formal Carers' Assessment.

You do not have to live with the person you care for and you do not have to be caring full time. You may be juggling your caring role with work, other activities or responsibilities.

How Do I Request An Assessment?

Get in touch with the Moray Council Access Care Team by calling 01343 563999 or email

What Will Happen Then?

Carers' Assessments are carried out by Quarriers Carer Support Services and the Moray Council Community Mental Health Carers Co-ordinator.

They will arrange to meet with you for a discussion, during which you will explore

  • Your current caring responsibility
  • Any services already in place
  • Your own health and wellbeing
  • How your own social life/leisure time is affected
  • If all financial entitlements are being received
  • How you feel about your caring role, your hopes and plans for the future
  • What additional services may help

A summary of this discussion will be recorded and this will include a support plan to address your needs

It is Moray Council policy to review carers’ assessments on a regular basis.

A Carer Self Assessment

You can complete an assessment yourself online. Your assessment will help identify the information, support and advice you need to help you manage your caring role, and will lead to the creation of a personal Support Plan to make sure your needs are met.  Complete an online assessment using the link below, or ring 01343 556031 to ask for more information.

Carer Self Assessment (eForm)

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