Social Workers

My name is Jan Burden and I am the Health and Social Care Development Worker at DCCS. My role is to work with Health and Social Care professionals to raise awareness of our service and work in partnership to improve services for Carers.

Non Statutory Carers Assessment

The Care Act 2014 came into force on April 1st 2015. The Act, for the first time, gave Carers the legal right to recognition and the entitlement to recieve support in their own right.

Carer Support Coordinators at Durham County Carers Support have been trained to conduct the Non-Statutory Carers Assessment. The Assessment has been designed to meet Carers' needs in a preventative way in order to reduce or delay a carer’s needs from increasing in the future.

The purpose of the Non Statutory Assessment is to ensure that Carers are in receipt of all of the available practical, emotional and financial support. The assessment establishes the Carer's need for support at the present time, in the future and, it records the sustainability of people’s caring role.

If we are unable to meet the needs of the Carer or the Carer requests a Statutory Assessment from a social care practitioner, we can make that referral via Social Care Direct. Professional practitioners can also make direct referrals to Durham County Carers Support for Non-Statutory Assessments

With consent from the Carer, the assessment can then be shared with the social care practitioner who will be going to conduct the statutory part of the assessment.

To provide a consistent and dedicated service, our Carer Support Coordinators work on a patch-based system. We can provide you with an up-to-date contact list of our support workers that shows the areas each worker covers.

If you would like more information, click here to contact us and we will be happy to help.

Jan Burden -Health and Social Care Development Worker

Using the contact details below you can:

  • Invite us to come along to your team meetings/training/events to explain how we can help you to support Carers
  • Ask to receive our quarterly carers’ newsletters
  • Receive our half-yearly bulletins, which are designed especially for Social Care Practitioners
  • Request the direct contact details of Carer Support Coordinators

Jan Burden - 0191 500 6034