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.

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 help with:
• Access to resources, social and community support networks
• Knowledge of your entitlements
• How to manage financially
• Housing including residential care placement
• Advocacy, e.g. with Work and Income
• Legal aspects, e.g. making a will and setting up powers of attorney
• Funeral planning
• Family meetings
• Exploring options for immediate needs and long term planning, e.g. advance care planning

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.