Social Work Services

Our Senior Hospice Social Worker works in partnership with other professionals to deliver help and support you and those who matter to you, when you need it and in the place of your choice.

Our Social Worker can support you and your family in the following ways:

  • Plan and organise agreed care packages to enable you to stay at home if you wish
  • Planning your discharge from Hospice or hospital, to ensure agreed care is in place to support your return home or to another care service if unable to reside at home
  • Financial guidance to help maximise income
  • Advice on entitlements to benefits
  • Access to legal advice relating to Wills, Advance Directives and Power of Attorney
  • Give you and your family support over worries/concerns
  • Help with housing problems
  • Advocate on your behalf

Most importantly, along with other Hospice colleagues, our Social Worker will work with you to make choices about your care needs and to have your concerns listened to and valued.

 

Other specific ways we can help and support include:

  • Social work support
  • Benefits advice
  • Access to legal advice
  • One-to-one support (in your home or at the Hospice)
  • Bereavement drop-in group

 

Referral to the Social Worker

You can be referred to our Social Worker by the following:

  • General Practitioner
  • Hospital Consultant /Medical team
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist includes Old Person Assessment Service (OPAS) Nurses
  • Senior Allied Health Professionals
  • District Nursing Team Leaders/ Long Term Conditions Co-ordinators

If you would like any further information please telephone +44(0)1624 647475 


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