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Independent social worker, assessments, home care, nursing and residential care for older people

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One, for those people funding their own care, we offer a wide range of services, including independent advice to assist adults and older people, their relatives and advisors to make the right choice and decisions about their local care, nursing or accommodation needs. We also offer all the necessary support to make sure that each client receives the highest level of care and service.

Two, for Private Agencies, Local Authorities and Professional Bodies, we offer services in Independent Social Work, Mental Health Assessments, Deprivation of Liberty Assessments (DoLS), Best Interests Assessment Reports and initial assessments for NHS Continuing Health Care.

ISWP is an Affiliation of self-employed social work practitioners and social care consultants, who will negotiate and agree Terms and Conditions and Fees individually with prospective clients.

All independent Social Workers who are affiliated to ISWP are self-employed, they are registered with HCPC and they hold their own Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance policies. They are members of BASW and subscribe to the BASW Code of Ethics for Social Work. They hold enhanced DBS checks.

The Care Act 2014

1st April 2015 saw the implementation in England of The Care Act 2014. This new Act, together with its 21 sets of regulations and extensive statutory guidance, was the biggest change to the law governing Adult Social Care since the birth of the welfare state in 1948. It introduced major reforms including significant changes to the duties, powers and responsibilities of Local Authorities. It is important that self funders and their representatives are fully aware of these changes. ISWP are able to advise on how these changes may affect you, your relatives or your clients.

ISWP offer a ‘Briefing Session’ tailored to your area of work, using examples of case scenarios to illustrate the impact of the changes and how they may affect your clients' circumstances.

ISWP does not have any connection to any other company which has a similar name.