Highlights findings of a survey about Carer Assessments – one of the mechanisms through which unpaid carers can access support, such as respite care and extra help.  Under the new Care Act 2014 Local Authorities have a legal duty to assess any unpaid carer who requests an assessment or who appears to need support.  But many people who took part in the survey did not know about these assessments, and were unclear about how they might help them

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