Hi , we’re having an assessment next week by social worker , for help with my mum. It’s going to be a three way conversation over the phone as their not allowed to visit at the moment. Does anyone know what might be asked. Also there will be financial questions to answer will I need bank statements to hand ? Thanks.
I'd suggest asking what questions they're likely to ask and what information they're going to need from you, so you can think it all through beforehand and get any documents ready. They might be able to email you a checklist.
When I was in this situation with my H I was sent forms afterwards from the Finance dept of the Local Authority to fill in and return. It was interesting that the SW was totally wrong in her knowledge of the financial implications, I actually knew my facts as I had had a long conversation with Age UK who sent me their relevant fact sheets. Check everything out for yourself.
The finance bit is dealt with afterwards when it has been decided how many hours care she can have. When at a later date you receive the forms for the financial part there is a bit on it where you will be asked to cover any payments not made or top ups needed. I refused to sign this part but still received the care. Just a tip.
I know I posted this before when I was very upset and fearful. The SW, two actually, dealing with me told me I would have to pay the whole of my H’s fees, his SP and his private pension would all be taken when his savings fell below a certain level. This would have placed me in an impossible situation. This was not true. They can only take half of a private pension. As it is your mother your situation Is different, I am only pointing out to you to check your own facts.
Thank you. I never thought to ask her what she would be asking, the next time I speak to her will be Tuesday whilst I’m at mums. It’s good to know that the financial side will come later, so I have time to investigate myself.