Carer's assessment - Under the Care Act 2014
You may get support if you are caring for someone with a mental illness. You can ask the local authority to assess your needs by asking for a carer’s assessment. The local authority can give you support and services if you have ‘eligible needs’.
Going into hospital - for carers, friends and relatives
Mental illness is normally treated outside hospital. Doctors call this 'treatment in the community'. But there are times when people become unwell and they need to go into hospital. This section explains what happens when someone you know goes into hospital.
Planning for the future - your relative's care and support
This page is aimed at people who care for someone else and want to plan their support when they are no longer able to care for them. On this page we call the person you care for your ‘relative’, but we realise that you may not actually be related to them.