Social Work

Social Work

Social workerOur team of Social Workers are also known as Care Managers.  Our aims are:

– To provide advice, information and support.
– To enable you to help yourself during times of crisis and change.
– To promote choice, control and independence.
– To protect vulnerable people.



Picture of staff from Learning Disabilities TeamTo be able to receive services from the Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities (CTPLD) you must meet our eligibility criteria.  You may also need to refer to information about the National Eligibility Determination Assessment (NED), Mental Capacity and The Care Act 2014.

Please be aware that you may not be eligible to receive services from our team. If this is the case you will be referred to North Somerset Council’s Adult Care Team.


Picture of two people meeting together at a table and making notesIf you are referred to the Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities (CTPLD) you will receive an assessment to find out what your needs are.

If your level of need means you are able to receive services from us you will be allocated to a Social Worker.

Your Social Worker will work with you to make sure that you are receiving the right care and support.


Picture of lady pointing to herself referring to her own planWe will meet with you, your family and support staff to develop a support plan which will include details of what care you should receive and what you want to do now and in the future.

Your support plan will be reviewed regularly, either by a Social Worker or Community Reviewing Officer.

We work with other professionals to support you to receive the services you require.



Picture of score chart.We will make a referral to the Finance Team at North Somerset Council who will work out if you can afford to pay any money towards your care and support.

If you have health needs you may also be referred to another member of our team who can talk to you about the health choices available.

If you are assessed as needing Continuing Health Care you may be eligible for your own personal health budget that will enable you to have more choice about your health care.