To establish eligibility for support the following national eligibility criteria for carers will be applied, a carer meets the eligibility threshold if all three criteria listed below are met:
- A carers needs for support arise because they are providing necessary care to an adult. For example, if the carer is providing care and support for needs which the adult is capable of meeting themselves, the carer may not be providing necessary care.
- As a result of the caring responsibilities, the carers physical or mental health is either deteriorating or is at risk of deteriorating; or the carer is unable to achieve any of the following outcomes:
- Caring out any caring responsibilities the carer has for a child
- Providing care to other persons for whom the carer provides care
- Maintaining a habitable home environment in the carers home
- Managing and maintaining nutrition
- Developing and maintaining family or other personal relationships
- Engaging in work, training education or volunteering
- Making use of necessary facilities or services in the local community including recreational facilities or services
- Engaging in recreational activities
- As a consequence there is, or there is likely to be, a significant impact on the carers wellbeing.