New clause 2 - Assessment of carers
Carers (Equal Opportunities) Bill
3:45 pm

'(1) In section 1 of the Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 (c.12) (assessment of ability of carers to provide care), after subsection (2B) (inserted by section (Duty to inform carers of right to assessment)) there is inserted—

''(2C) An assessment under subsection (1) or (2) above must include consideration of whether the carer—

(a) works or wishes to work,

(b) is undertaking, or wishes to undertake, education, training or any leisure activity.''

(2) In section 1 of the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 (c.16) (right of carer to assessment), after subsection (3) there is inserted—

''(3A) An assessment under subsection (1) must include consideration of whether the carer—

(a) works or wishes to work,

(b) is undertaking, or wishes to undertake, education, training or any leisure activity.''

(3) In section 6 of that Act (assessment of person with parental responsibility caring for disabled child), after subsection (2) there is inserted—

''(2A) An assessment under subsection (1) must include consideration of whether the person with parental responsibility for the child—

(a) works or wishes to work,

(b) is undertaking, or wishes to undertake, education, training or any leisure activity.'''.

—[Dr. Ladyman.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.