Who will be working with me to support my care needs?
Depending on your situation and the service you receive, you may work with some or all of the following NHS and Social Care professionals:
Occupational therapists SHOW
An occupational therapist can carry out an assessment of what you can and currently are unable to do in your everyday activities. They can suggest changes to your environment or equipment which can help you with these activities.
Social workers SHOW
A social worker can assess your care needs. If you are eligible for long-term care services from the council, they will work with you to develop a support plan.
A physiotherapist can help you to regain movement and function when you have been affected by injury or illness. Physiotherapy can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
Carers or care assistants assist you to manage everyday activities such as washing and dressing.
They will also help to ensure you have enough to eat and drink.
If you have been given exercises and routines to aid your recovery, supporting you with these is also part of their role. If you need routine medication, the care assistant may support you with this.
Registered nurses SHOW
Registered nurses oversee the delivery of care within some of our short-term services and also work closely with visiting professionals such as the GP and therapists.
They will often be involved in ensuring you have the medications you need at the right time.