Carer’s assessments in England are for adult carers of adults (over 18 years) who are disabled, ill or elderly.  The first part of the process is an on-line self-assessment.  Please use the link below which will take you to Southampton City Council’s website to register and complete the assessment.  When completing it please remember to complete all information about yourself as the carer, and not about the person you care for.

Click to complete assessment

You will be contacted by our assessor after completing the form.  They will talk through your responses and let you know what happens next.

A carer’s assessment aims to identify your needs as a carer.  It should pinpoint what help and support you might need in maintaining your own health and well-being, while continuing your caring role. Carer's assessments should be an opportunity to:

  • Talk and reflect on your own needs as a carer
  • Share your experience of caring
  • Recognise your role as a carer
  • Be given information and advice
  • Identify and discuss any difficulties you may have

Your completed assessment will be used to determine your eligibility to receive services and supports; however, all carers will be eligible for information and advice. You will be contacted shortly after your assessment with the results of your eligibility.Based on your needs, identified in your assessment, you may be eligible for any of the following:

  • Information and Advice
  • Support and  Services
  • A Personal Budget

If you would prefer not to use the online self-assessment you can click the link below complete a referral form.  After submitting this form, you will be contacted to arrange a Carer’s Assessment.

Click to complete referral form

Any questions can be directed to Carers in Southampton by

Phone to 023 8058 2387 or
Email to [email protected]

More information may be found here:

Direct Payment for carers guide
Carers Guide to Carers Assessment

For more information on carer's assessments visit this Carers UK page: