Social care and health

Most of the services we provide depend on an assessment being carried out of your individual needs and preferences. 

Contact your local social work office to arrange for an assessment or a service to be provided.

Self Directed Support (SDS)

Self Directed Support (SDS) is a term that describes the ways in which eligible individuals and families can have more informed choice and control over how their social care is provided to them, to meet their assessed needs. 

SDS comes from the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013, which became law on 1 April 2014.

You can find out more on our Self Directed Support webpage.

A to Z of social care and health

Together with Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership, we have developed an 'A to Z' of the local services we provide alongside links to useful health information websites.

Just click on the link below to open it up:

Contact us

You can call Social Work services on 0300 300 1199 or e-mail us at sw@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

In case of emergency during evenings, weekends and public holidays, phone Social Work Standby on 0141 305 6970 or 0800 811 505

This is a freephone number from BT landlines although other mobile phone providers may charge for these calls.

How we work

The Social Work Service has identified the seven key outcomes it will work with partners to achieve for local people and communities. Click on the link below to read more about them:

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These outcomes are at the heart of all of our plans and strategies which you might also find interesting to read.

We work in partnership or consultation with other organisations to plan, deliver and provide services.

Key partners and arrangements include:

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014