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,

Out of hours: 020 7974 4444

How to refer


A referral email can be sent by GPs, family, carers, friends etc. on patient's behalf.


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