1. Chris

    Chris Registered User

    May 20, 2003
    243
    Who does Carers Assessments?

    Hello Barraf

    I'm interested to know who is carrying out Carers Assessments - Social Workers or specially recruited staff - if the latter, where are they from , what training and experience do they have ?

    Any info from any part of the country would be good - this is a new development and we could folow whats happening natiopn wide on this Forum . Oohh the strength in numbers !!

    This process could really be the key to getting better and more services and help - but only if its done properly. It will be too easy to guide the carer into asking for what is already on offer & no more !!! We must raise our expectations I think. What does anyone else think?
     
  2. Sheila

    Sheila Registered User

    Oct 23, 2003
    2,259
    West Sussex
    Hi Chris, can't say about anyone else, but mum's social worker assessed us for everything. Love She. XX
     
  3. Nutty Nan

    Nutty Nan Registered User

    Nov 2, 2003
    787
    Buckinghamshire
    I have just been offered a carer's assessment by the CPN. No date yet, but will report back once it's happened.
    Carmen
     
  4. HELEN

    HELEN Registered User

    Jul 16, 2004
    36
    wales
    Hi
    I've just had a carers assessment which was carried out by mums social worker.

    Take care all

    Helen
     
  5. barraf

    barraf Registered User

    Mar 27, 2004
    308
    Huddersfield
    Hello
    I have had a reply today from SS. as below.

    Re; Assessment.
    At the present time within Social Services, the volume of work is such that we are having to prioritise referrals in terms of urgency/risk. Consequently this may mean that there may be some delay before we can offer you an assessment.

    They go on to say someone will be in touch as soon as possible.

    It seems to me that those who shout loudest get the soonest attention.

    barraf
     
  6. Sheila

    Sheila Registered User

    Oct 23, 2003
    2,259
    West Sussex
    Hi Baffaf, yes you are right. Give them a reasonable amount of time then start shouting!! Love, She. XX
     
  7. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Barraf,

    See if you can circumvent the SS system by phoning your local authority Socal Care Team. They can also carry out the assessment and hopefully within days, rather than weeks.

    Jude
     
  8. Sheila

    Sheila Registered User

    Oct 23, 2003
    2,259
    West Sussex
    Sorry, thought that was who you meant Barraf as thats who did my mum's. If it's SS in general, then Jude is absolutely right. Love, She. XX
     

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