Ask Sheila England

Sheila will try to answer as many of your English Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Who should I contact to find out information about accessing care for myself?

Hi Sheila, who can I contact to find out more information about accessing care for myself? I have been given a social practitioner who doesn't seem to be helping me with my situation, I am in a wheelchair and cannot use my left side.

 

Dear M,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I believe that a social work practitioner works in a Social Work Team and it is disappointing that you are not receiving the help you need.

 

I would advise you to speak to your GP and tell him or her about the help you need and ask for a referral to your local Social Services Department for an assessment of your needs.

 

If this doesn't work then get back to me. As a fellow nurse I will give you all the advice I can but in the first instance speak to your GP.

 

With best wishes.

 

Sheila

 


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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.







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