If you are a carer, or know someone who could benefit from our support, you can make a referral here. Just complete the form below and a support worker will contact the carer (or parent/guardian in the case of a young carer) and arrange a suitable time to meet and complete a carers assesment.
** If you are referring a Young Carer to us please read the Young Carers Referral Guidelines below before completing the referral form.
You can find out more about the Carers Assessment process by clicking on the link below.
This Referral Form is NOT to be used to report a concern regarding the safety of a child or adult. If you believe a child or adult is in immediate danger call the Police on 999. If you have a serious concern that requires an immediate safeguarding response to protect a child contact the Safeguarding Hub or Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team on 0333 240 1727. If you have a serious concern about the safety of an adult contact Adult Social Care in the relevant district: Allerdale & Copeland - 0300 303 3589; Barrow-in-Furness & South Lakeland – 0300 303 2704; Carlisle & Eden – 0300 303 3249
The Form is to be used to refer a child, young person, parent or adult that is providing unpaid care to another person. Once a Carer support worker has reviewed the Referral Form we aim to make contact with the carer or their parent (if they are under 18 year of age) within 2 to 5 working days to talk about completing a carer assessment with them so we and/or other professionals can offer them the support they need. The completion of a referral does not guarantee a service.
The completed referral form will be placed on the Carers electronic record as evidence of the referral. The information requested will be used by the Carer organisation, Council and other involved professionals to meet the Local Authority’s statutory duty to provide the person with a carer assessment and appropriate support. The assessment and support will typically include the processing of personal information related to the carer, person receiving care, those with parental responsibility (when the person referred is under 18 years of age), other carers, others living in the home and other involved professionals.