This captures the number of carers either supported or assessed by the local authority during the year.
Carers make a vital contribution to promoting the wellbeing and independence of the people they care for and supporting carers effectively helps them to have a life of their own alongside caring. Carers also prevent those they care for from requiring more intensive social care support, which would place additional pressure on local authority budgets. Carers may themselves have social care needs that impact on their caring role.
This measure includes both support for new carers and support for those already known to the council. Carers should be included if they were receiving ongoing support during the year, even if no review of those arrangements took place. Carers assessed during the year but provided no support should also be included. Carers who are assessed or reviewed but receiving no substantial support will in most cases receive some form of information & advice or be signposted to another organisation.
03 Jun 2020
Number of carers supported by LA during the year
Reference tables: Support provided to carers during the year, by type of support provided