Social services: Welfare rights
Our Welfare Rights Team is partnered with the Citizens’ Advice Bureau to provide advice on financial issues for our patients and their carers. Together, we can help patients maximise their income by helping to claim appropriate grants and benefits, and by advising on reducing expenditure through fuel tariffs and debt advice for instance.
Social services: Accommodation and equipment support
Some symptoms can make living in a particular home more difficult. Patients in rented accommodation might prefer to move – our Social Workers can help with this.
Our Social Workers can also offer advice and information about getting care and equipment at home, or about choosing a residential or nursing home. We can advise patients, or refer on their behalf, to Adult Social Care for a care assessment and possible funding.
Social services: Care support
Patients might need to find care or support beyond family, friends and Dorothy House. The financial side of this can be worrying. We can talk through options ahead of time so patients know what is available and how it can be paid for.