How to prepare for a discussion with Adult Social Care
In Camden we want you to be at the heart of all decision-making. As part of the discussion, we want to get to know you and understand your lived experience and know what is important to you at this particular point in life.
Here are some things to consider ahead of the discussion:
- Do you need support to help with the conversation, such as an interpreter or information in easy read or in another language?
- Think about if you would like someone to be with you - a family member, a friend or an advocate
- Do you need help to make decisions about your care and support? There is help available. Visit the advocacy page for further information
- Think about what are the things that matter to you in your daily life. What are your interests or hobbies?
- What support do you already have?
- What’s working well so far?
- What do you feel needs to change to enable you to carry on doing the things you enjoy?
How and where does the discussion take place?
This will vary according to personal choice but could be in your own home. You can have a friend, relative or carer with you if you wish. If you are in hospital, we will talk with you before you are discharged to discuss if you may need help at home whilst you are recovering. Depending on your preference, the conversation can also happen in different ways including online or by having a self-assessment with support from an advocate.