The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Social workers

The complex rehabilitation unit is supported by the Trust's social work team

Their work includes

  • Working to achieve a safe discharge plan that is considered the ‘best outcome’ for the patient.
  • Taking into consideration their views and wishes
  • Balancing complex family dynamics often at point of crisis
  • Advocating best interests and wishes of the patient then using this to implement a clear discharge plan.
  • Assisting with benefits and financial queries.
  • We carry out capacity assessments and work with the team to implement a clear discharge from hospital.

 Referral process

If the ward feel a patient requires an Adult Social Care assessment they will make a referral to the Adult Social Care Team.  We will then allocate the case to one of our two workers and aim to see that person within 1-2 days.

 Assessment period

Whilst you are in hospital one of our team will assist you or signpost you to relevant organizations and support. As we are a hospital based team who only assist with discharges, once you leave hospital your case will either be closed if no further support is required or reallocated to a new social worker in the community who will then carry on supporting you.