There are 2 types of young carer’s assessments.
The most common assessment for young carers under 18 is called a ‘UNOCINI’ which means ‘Understanding the Needs of Children in Northern Ireland’.
This assessment looks at:
- Your needs – your health and development, education, identity and relationships.
- Your parents/guardian’s ability to meet your needs
- Other family/environmental factors such as where you live, who lives in your home, if your family are receiving all the support they need.
If you are 16+ you have the option to take an adult carers assessment which will look at how many hours you provide care, what types of tasks you help with and how caring affects your education or employment.