The full-time Social Worker is Miss Claire Stapley and acts as a Care Manager for Dorset Social Services (Services for Older People). This role links with other Community Services such as Intermediate Care Service, Occupational Therapy, Community Psychiatric Nursing and Community Nursing. Links are maintained with local Social Service offices at Sidmouth, Axminster and Bridport as well as with the Primary Care Trust.
Referrals are accepted from various sources – self referral, family, General
Practitioners and nurses, with the stipulation that the person being referred should be in agreement with the referral wherever possible. The Social Worker can be contacted on 01297 446121
Child protection issues are covered by the local Social Services Child Care Teams.