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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Refer
Online self-referral form can be completed by GPs, family, carers, friends etc. on patient's behalf.
t: 020 7974 4000
Out of hours: 020 7974 4444
f: 020 7974 5822