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Wandsworth Social Services Assessment Team

The Assessment team is the easy access point for people to contact Adult Social Services

The Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU
Area serviced:
020 8871 7707
020 8871 6949
Opening times:
9am-5pm Mon-Fri

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Abuse can be physical, psychological, financial, sexual, discriminatory, neglect or institutional. Contact Wandsworth Social Service Access Team for adult abuse 020 8871 7707.
The Equality Act 2010 (EA) gives disabled people important rights of access to everyday services. Service providers have an obligation to make reasonable adjustments to premises or to the way they provide a service. Sometimes it just takes minor changes to make a service accessible.
Advocacy services offer support to vulnerable older people, people with physical/learning disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These services will support people to: ¦Speak out for themselves ¦Make sure their rights are respected ¦Express what they want ¦Represent their interests ¦Help them get the services they need Their underpinning principles are to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice
Contact Wandsworth Social Service Access Team 020 8871 7707. Access Team take referrals for Occupational Therapy assessment which is the starting point for getting a whole range of free adaptations.
You may be having difficulty carrying out daily tasks and activities, such as, getting on and off the toilet, getting out of bed or you are having difficulties because of your illness such as not being able to turn in bed or get to the toilet. If these things are a problem, you may find that with specialist advice, equipment or having changes made to your home (adaptations), you will be able to manage these things more easily and be more independent.
Health visitors roles are varied, this could include assessing an elderly person to assist them living at home.
Home Care services offer practical help and support to people at home with essential daily tasks they are unable to manage safely for themselves.
Before you are discharged from hospital, the nursing and medical staff will make an assessment of how well you will be able to manage when you return home. Other members of hospital staff who may be involved in the discharge planning process include: Occupational Therapist who will assess your needs in activities which you carry out every day - washing, dressing, cooking - and will provide advice and recommend equipment to make sure that your home environment is as safe as possible. Physiotherapist who will assess your mobility and recommend any equipment which might help you move more easily and safely. The Care Management Team within Mayday will assess your needs in other areas of your life and provide support, information and advice. There are a range of rehabilitative services available if an immediate return home is not possible. Discharge to a residential or nursing home placement will only be agreed if no other option is available. Others who may be involved could include dieticians or speech and language therapists, who may arrange for their colleagues working outside the hospital to continue any therapy which you have received whilst in hospital. Where nursing staff identify a need for ongoing nursing care - for example dressing a wound or giving injections - they may arrange for a community or practice nurse to continue treatment. If you have any concerns about how you might manage when you leave hospital, or if you would like further information about the discharge planning process please let the nursing staff on your ward know.
Outpatient care describes medical care or treatment that does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or medical facility. Outpatient care may be administered in a medical office or a hospital, but most commonly, it is provided in a medical office or outpatient surgery center.