Social Services

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Information about assessments, eligibility, direct payments and safeguarding vulnerable adults in need of social-care support.

Issues to consider

  • Has consent been given by the patient for you to refer them to Social Care?
  • If not, why?
  • Are there mental capacity issues?
  • Are you making a Best Interest decision?
  • Are there safeguarding issues?

New ways of working: social workers in GP practices
GPs consistently say they struggle to access social care, so a pilot was set up to test new ways of working, with social workers being co-located in GP practices. Long-term decisions, post-pilot, have yet to be determined, but it is thought that there will be changes to the main social care service as a result of the overwhelmingly positive feedback from GPs and practice staff.

To find out more about adult social care in Camden, email Prevention and Wellbeing Service Manager,

How to Refer Self Referral

Online self-referral form can be completed by GPs, family, carers, friends etc. on patient's behalf.

Contact Details

Adult social care

t: 020 7974 4000

Out of hours: 020 7974 4444


f: 020 7974 5822

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