Caring Role

I care for more than one person with autism and I’m finding it hard to cope

Why don’t you try? : Find extra support when you’re caring for more than one autistic loved one

Getting access to social care and support
You can arrange care and support privately yourself.
If you want the council to arrange or pay towards your care you have to request a needs assessment – make sure you request one for each person that you are caring for.
The needs assessment tells someone what type of care will help them and how it’ll be delivered to them.
As a carer, you should have a carers assessment.

Look into applying for NHS Continuing Healthcare
Continuing Care & officially called NHS Continuing Healthcare & is a fully-funded package of care that some people are entitled to receive as a result of disability, accident or illness. It covers the full cost of the person’s care and residential accommodation.
HS Continuing Healthcare funding is available to adults living in England who have particularly intense, complex or unpredictable care needs. Unlike local authority funding, it is not means tested.


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Find tailored advice on social care for autism that is available in your area in the UK from the National Autistic Society website.


Sources: NHS
Source: Autism
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Here’s a tip for you to try this week :

Ask for other members of your family for support, Ask your local authority for a carers assessment if you haven’t already had one, enquire about the possibility of respite care, If behaviours are getting too much, speak to their assigned health professional, such as assigned social worker or Learning disability team for a review at what support can be provided. Review your support plans for those you care for with the assigned professionals ,

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