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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

02nd May 2019

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.




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