Carer's assessment

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Just wondering if anyone can give me some info. My CPN asked me yesterday whether my husband would want a carer's assessment. We passed over this pretty quickly cos there was a lot to talk about in the session but it's left me slightly confused. I am lucky that I am still able to function so I don't need practical help and he is able to hold down a full-time job, see friends socially and pursue interests cos I am fine home alone. My husband is wonderful, so loving and I am really lucky to have him in my life - but I don't see him as being a carer. I hope I am not being naive or selfish but I guess I was taken aback when my CPN mentioned about an assessment. Confused. Would welcome any thoughts x
 
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My husband had a carers assessment done and its helpful for getting extra money for him to pay for care when he is not able to. It is also handy for him to access any support he feels he needs. It is okay if this isn't for you. But something to bear in mind for future. If you would like to know anything more just ask either here or via pm.

Messy :)
 
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Thanks Messy. As you say, it's worth bearing in mind for the future - just unsettling that my CPN would bring this up now as something to consider now :-\
 
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Don't let it unsettle you too much they are supposed ask if if your partner wants one carried out. I know that you can turn it down if it isn't for your circumstances at the moment. I expect your cpn is trying to give you and your partner as much help and support as possible.

Messy :)