Welcome to the Bath Learning Disabilities Social Care Team
We are Social Workers and Support Service Co-ordinators who provide assessments, support and advice on housing, education and health issues, as well as supporting carers in their caring role. We can set up a package of care based on your assessed needs.
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This service is for any adult of 18 years and over who has a learning disability, meets the Fair Access to Care Criteria (FACS) and has been assessed and confirmed as eligible for a service from our team.
We can also provide advice and information for young people (16 years and over) and their parents/carers. Please note that the young person would have to have been diagnosed with a learning disability and been referred to us through the Transitions team.
We can help you with:
- Completing an assessment of a person’s health and social care needs
- Setting up a personal budget and supporting the person to arrange a service to meet their needs
- Reviewing a person’s current services and changing them if necessary
- Completing an assessment of a carers needs, including respite care
- Providing advice on benefits, housing, employment, education and training
The service comprises of a team of Social Workers who undertake Care Act Assessments and Support Planning for adults and children in transition who have a diagnosis of a learning disability.
The support we offer will include directly supporting service users, their families and carers through crisis and facilitating change which leads to improved wellbeing, life skills, independence and opportunities. The offer of a Care Act Assessment is usually our first point of contact with service users. This will identify someone’s eligible care and support needs. The team then carries out the support planning and micro-commissioning required in order to meet these needs including the setting up of direct payments.
We have strong links with the Complex Health Needs Service and other local providers who work within our locality. We signpost and make direct referrals to local services. This holistic approach is vital to achieve good outcomes for service users and manage complex decisions and risk.
For a comprehensive guide to the services we oversee in Bath and North East Somerset visit www.bathneshealthandcare.nhs.uk