Adult Social Work Teams
What does it do?
Our aim is to help older people – the over-65s – live in their own homes as independently as possible for as long as possible. We offer support, advice and guidance to older people (and their carers), both at home and in hospital. We assess their individual care needs and, if necessary, arrange care packages.
If remaining at home is no longer possible, we can help with the move to sheltered accommodation, residential care or nursing care.
The service consists of two teams – the Community Social Work Team and the Hospital Social Work Team. The Community Social Work Team operates a patch system, so social workers generally work in specific areas – North, South, East and West. The Hospital Social Work Team has social workers allocated to specific wards in Noble's Hospital and Ramsey Cottage Hospital.