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Social services assessment dilemma

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:42 pm
by leah_1902
I need your expert advice again. Today I got a unexpected call from a social worker from Surrey CC. She wants to come round to my flat to do a care needs assessment on Monday. I almost said yes then I remembered Logan was still in the hospital.

What questions should I ask her? How long will the assessmsnt last? I’m also not sure if I should delay the needs evaluation or not as Logan is still in the hospital at the moment. In my heart I know this is the right thing to do but I don’t particularly want him to miss on the chance to learn new valuable useful life skills, boost his confidence and make friends with children his own age either.

So that is my only genuine concern about delaying the upcoming needs assessment. Is it a good idea to email the social worker back to ask her to wait until later in the week? I have waited months for this opportunity. I’m hoping they will discharge him tomorrow or on Sunday.

Re: Social services assessment dilemma

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:46 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
Hi Leah.

If your caree is in hospital , ideal time for the needs assessment to be done as part of the care plan before discharge :

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-se ... -hospital/

Discharge ?

By that book or ... NO DISCHARGE !

Needs assessment ... full sp :

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/e ... ment-works

Very comprehensive.

Re: Social services assessment dilemma

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:41 pm
by leah_1902
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Hi Leah.

If your caree is in hospital , ideal time for the needs assessment to be done as part of the care plan before discharge :

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-se ... -hospital/

Discharge ?

By that book or ... NO DISCHARGE !

Needs assessment ... full sp :

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/e ... ment-works

Very comprehensive.
Thanks! I will not postpone then.

Re: Social services assessment dilemma

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:53 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
PART of the discharge process ... ensure !

Re: Social services assessment dilemma

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:00 pm
by leah_1902
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:53 pm
PART of the discharge process ... ensure !
What do I expect?

Re: Social services assessment dilemma

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:02 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
Links posted earlier ???

Re: Social services assessment dilemma

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:13 pm
by leah_1902
What questions do I ask?

Re: Social services assessment dilemma

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:22 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
Needs assessment link ... spells out what that entails.

Having read , and digested that , what questions arise ... to fit your specific situation ?

Only you know what you want the assessment to produce for your caree.

Re: Social services assessment dilemma

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:52 pm
by leah_1902
Thanks!