Carers 'Care' Pathway: Practitioners Checklist

Please use the checklist below as a prompt to help you with each of the stages in supporting a Carer or Young Carer. It also gives links with full details of the resources available to provide support.
Developed by
The Surrey NHS Carers Prescription

Resources to help you support the Carers at each stage

Stage 1
Have you identified and recognised a Carer who is looking after your patient?

Are there any children in the household who are providing care?

What support have you offered the Carer? For example

Stage 2
Stage 3

Have you referred the carer to:

Social Care - Carers Assessment

And / or

Local Carers Services via the Surrey Carers Prescription


(Referral forms are in the guidance notes below)
Stage 4
Have you referred the Carer for any Enhanced Services?

Referral to Surrey County Council: Adult Social Care or Children's Services, for Carers Needs Assessment via SCC Contact Centre - 0300 200 1005 (fax 020 8541 9004) may be subject to eligibility criteria)

Surrey Community Mental Health Team

Universal information, advice and advocacy service available free to all adult carers cliving in Surrey, via local carer support organisations. Click here to view


Surrey Young Carers for young carers up to 24 can contact by phone: 01483 568269 / 01737 248111 or email

Crossroads Care Surrey - provides a flexible domiciary replacement care services, and an End of Life Carers Support Service for people with a life limiting condition
Borough and District Councils, for housing support including Adaptations and Telecare
Age UK Surrey - provide a range of services and activities with older people in mind including domestic help, gardening, befriending shopmobility and footcare
Have you checked the carer is willing and able to care?
Have you provided the carer (oryoung carer and their family) with relevant information.
Emergerncy Carers card - This card is available to all Carers in Surrey. To obtain stocks of thsi card call 01483 519146