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had a letter from the social worker this morning

Ann-marie

Registered User
Dec 24, 2006
26
shes transfered my gran overto the community mental health team and shes been asigned a specialist social worker from that team and now i have to wait for them to contact me ................dont know if thats good or bad:confused:
 

jenniferpa

Registered User
Jun 27, 2006
39,448
Look at it this way - at least your gran is not lost in the system. And, things are moving. And, they're keeping in touch with you. Without evidence to the contrary, I would think a specialist social worker would be a good thing.

Jennifer
 

Cate

Registered User
Jul 2, 2006
1,370
Newport, Gwent
Hi Ann-Marie

It sounds as if the Social Worker is now on the right track for your gran.

I would suggest however, if you do not hear from the Specialist Team within 10 days or so I would chase up the referral, sooner if you need to if gran's needs change in that time.

Best wishes,
Cate
 

Áine

Registered User
Feb 22, 2006
994
sort of north east ish
my dad started with a generic social worker when he first had home care, and was transfered over to community mental health team when it became clear he had dementia type of difficulties. the actual transfer was a bit of a nuisance, but there were lots of positives. for one thing, the social worker was then in the same building as the CPN and the psychiatrist so communication was improved. lots of things happened to late to be of use (not to do with the social workers or the changes) but what was about to happened before he ended up in care was that he was going to get a separate specialist team of home care people rather than the generic ones who were more used to caring for people with physical disabilities. it would have got him much easier access to day care etc. so, on the whole, the change should be a good one.