Carers' support

Carer's assessment

A carer's assessment is your opportunity to:

  • Find out if social services can provide services that may help you as a carer
  • Help social services understand the impact caring has on you.

A carer's assessment can offer advice in the following areas:

  • Questions about mental illnesses and available treatments
  • How to care for your relative, friend or partner
  • How the mental health system operates
  • Benefit entitlement and rights as an employed carer
  • Local support groups for carers.

How can I get a carer's assessment?

If you are interested in having a carer's assessment, you can contact the cared for person's social worker or community psychiatric nurse.

You can also call either the Kent or Medway social services departments directly. You can find their contact details on the right hand side of the page. 

For Kent and Medway, local carer support agencies are commissioned to provide carer's assessments and support services for those people (unpaid) who care for someone. This includes carers who care for someone with mental ill health.

To find out more please contact the relevant carer support agency for your area from the map below.

Carers' support agencies in Kent and Medway

Click here to view the map which shows the carer agencies that cover the different areas of Kent and Medway. Alternatively you can view the list below. 

Carers First

Tel: 0300 303 1555


Medway Carers First Young Carers

Imago Community

Tel: 0300 011 1965

  • Dartford
  • Gravesham
  • Swale
  • Swanley

IMAGO Kent Young Carers

Involve Carers- West Kent

Tel: 0300 081 0005

  • Sevenoaks
  • Tonbridge and Malling
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Maidstone

Carer's Support East Kent

0300 302 0061
07545 916214

  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Folkestone and Hythe
  • Dover
  • Thanet
  • Faversham
Useful websites

Please click on the links below or the blue drop down box to view external support services for carers: