The SEQOL Adult Community Team carries out Social Care and Social Work functions, including Care Management. This includes carrying out assessments of people’s needs and advising them on their eligibility for support from the local authority.
What we do and who for
When a person has the means to be financially independent and buy in services for themselves, we can still assess and offer advice if this is what they need.
We work with people who, for reasons of physical health problems, frailty or vulnerability, are in need of practical help or support to cope with living independently.
We also listen to people’s concerns and offer information, suggestions and advice about a range of solutions, resources available to them. Where appropriate , we refer people to other, more specialist services.
We aim to:
- Support and empower adults with health problems, frailty or factors that make them especially vulnerable, and their carers, to live as independently as possible, and access the resources they need to manage their lives themselves.
- Have the best quality of life possible and as much choice and control as possible over their daily lives and circumstances
- Manage their health and keep as well as possible
- Take part in the life of the community and access the resources that are available to all
When and where
Wherever possible we will work with people so that they can be supported in the community, but in a small minority of cases, people may have reached a point where the risks of living independently are too great, and they may need accommodation in a residential or nursing home.
Where appropriate, we carry out Mental Capacity Assessments and Risk Assessments, advise people of their rights and offer professional support to help them and their families navigate difficult periods in their lives.
Working with other professionals and family members, we can assess their best interests if they do not have mental capacity to make their own decisions, going to the Court of Protection if necessary
Care Line is a local service providing information to older people, adults with physical disabilities and carers.
Rather than spending time and effort tracking down lots of different people - just contact one Freephone number for a friendly and helpful response to your enquiry:
Freephone: 0800 085 6666
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