Social Care Assessments

Embedded within the Care Act 2014 and the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 is the focus on prevention and empowerment. In reality, Local Authorities cannot complete needs assessments in a timely manner, meaning most only occur in a crisis.

With requests for services at an all-time high following the Covid-19 pandemic, waiting list numbers are soaring and many Adult Social Care teams are struggling to meet the demand. Local Authorities face diminishing budgets, an aging population, and a lack of voluntary sector services, all while battling to train new social workers as those with more experience opt to leave the profession. Most Councils now struggle to meet their obligations to individuals, and the ideal of no Care Act assessment waiting lists is slipping further away.

Representing Socia Partners outcomes with Local authority, and service users, or family.
A man is sitting on chair , in front of computer with Social Care Assessment waiting list display.

We at Socia Partners are offering a creative solution that relieves pressure on your workforce while minimizing waiting lists within the Adult Social Care sector. Our experienced Social Workers can quickly and efficiently work through your waiting lists, seeing and assessing individuals before they reach a crisis point, enabling individuals to retain their independence through the use of non-funded services where possible, further supporting your Local Authority to meet your financial responsibilities and annual budgetary requirements.

Going beyond reducing existing waiting lists, we can support your Adult Social Care department to complete initial Care Act assessments as referrals come into the department, freeing up your Social Workers to focus on longer-term casework and cases requiring complex intervention. Support your Social Work teams by joining Socia Partners to undertake timely Care Act assessments and Wellbeing Act assessments on an ongoing, pay-per-assessment basis.

Social Care assessment team is working on several projects.

These Councils have already utilized our staff in their care assessment projects:

Warwickshire County Council

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Lincolnshire County Council

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Coventry City Council

Any questions?

See our FAQs and glossary, or get in touch to ask us what you need to know.

How does your service differ from traditional locum social work?

Rather than your Local Authority hiring agency social workers on short term hourly contracts, ours is a direct social work delivery service. We specialise in clearing backlogs of overdue reviews, clearing waiting lists for initial assessments and
Another huge benefit of our service is how it reduces pressure on your senior members of staff. Unlike locum social workers, who require supervision and frequent input from seniors and managers, we manage projects in house. This saves time, protects workloads and is more cost effective.

Are there any risks to my Local Authority?
We pride ourselves on our risk free strategies. You will only ever pay for work that is completed, which gives you peace of mind that funding is being used effectively to meet measurable outcomes. We’d love to talk through our pricing options with you to demonstrate how we can guarantee this.
Which Councils have you worked with?
Our staff have completed projects for Warwickshire County Council, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Lincolnshire County Council and Coventry City Council to name a few. We’re able to partner with any Local Authority in England or Wales, and many of our social workers have duel registrations.
How do you price your services?
Our pricing page gives details on our different pricing strategies, but for a personalised quote please contact our team via email or our contact page. We also offer a CHC funding calculator, which allows you to estimate how much your Local Authority could save through using our services.
What areas of social work do you specialise in?
We are a specialist Adult Social Care service, and have years of experience working within Older Adults, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Mental Health teams completing review and assessment projects. We also consider ourselves experts in Continuing Healthcare and supporting Local Authorities to save millions through effective CHC funding applications. Please see our CHC assessments page to find out more.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, don’t hesitate to contact us and ask.
We also have a glossary page to explain some of the most common adult social care jargon.