Referrals to attend our services can be made in various ways. The service user (or their carer/family representative) can approach our service directly and make enquires on how to attend. Alternatively, users can be referred to the group by their respective local authority (Social services – Adults Team) for placement. An assessment will then be carried out by our service to ensure that the referred person is suitable to attend and in turn, whether following their trial placement, they wish to continue attending.
If placement is successful, a Spot Contract will then be set up either between the user (their carer/family representative) or with their respective Local Authority so payments can be set up. Day Care invoices will then be issued at the end of each calendar month (in arrears) and subjected to the number of sessions attended by that user.
Currently, Personalised Budgets which are also known as Direct Payments, are being provided by Local Authorities due to the way they now implement and provide older peoples services. If you qualify for an initial assessment due to your ‘high needs’ a ‘Care Package’ will hopefully costed and set up to meet your physical/mental health needs and choices.
If you are interested and would like to personally visit us to find out what we offer, we have allocated Friday of each week between 11.00 am- 12.00 pm for you to drop-in and visit us, but please ring first on 0208 8812329 to arrange this.