The Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT)
The CSNAT is an evidence-based tool that facilitates support for family members and friends (carers) of adults with life-limiting conditions. The research underpinning this tool was informed by carers and practitioners.
It comprises 14 domains (broad topic areas) in which carers commonly say they require support. Carers may use this tool to indicate further support they need in relation to enabling them to care for someone at home, as well as support for their own health and well-being within their caregiving role.
It is short and simple to use for both carers and practitioners.
A team from Manchester University is working to adapt the CSNAT for parents. This work will be linked with the Carer Skills Passport.