We recently arranged for someone from a care company to visit my dad every day and give him his medication (self funded) as he kept forgetting to take it and he is on his own. When the person from the care company came round to fill forms in she was really surprised that dad doesn't have a Social Worker. When dad had his annual review with a nurse at the GP's I asked about it and she said that not everyone has one and if he was coping 'socially' he didn't need a social worker. I don't even know what it means to be 'coping socially' and he probably isn't. So, what are peoples experiences of social workers (or not)?