Social Work

Social Work

Our social workers are here to help you through illness, bereavement and the changes that you will be facing. A social assessment assists to identify areas of need and possible solutions. Our social assessment are in partnership with patients and families to assist in meeting social, emotional, psychological, financial and spiritual needs.

Social work support can be provided from initial contact through to the time of death, during the bereavement period and beyond.

We are able to assit with the following

• Finances
• Benefit or pension queries / entitlements
• Housing, residential care placements
• Carer support
• Advocacy
• Practical supports
• Working through family difficulties
• Resource finding, linking in with other agencies
• Legal issues such as power of attorney, making a will
• Funeral planning

The Social Worker is also able to assist with facilitating family meetings as they are required. Requests for Family Support Volunteers and the Life Review Service are arranged by the Social Worker.

If you would like to know more about the social work service, discuss your social work needs or make an appointment, please contact Hospice Waikato on 07 859 1260.