Timescales for Assessments for Social Care

I would like to know what a reasonable timescale would be for an assessment to be undertaken? When you first contact Social Work and ask for support, how long should it take for you to have an assessment of your needs? Does this differ depending on your age - if you’re an adult or child? Does this differ if you are only needing support with personal care? Is the screening process when you first contact Social Work part of the assessment process? If someone gets placed on a waiting list for an assessment, what is a reasonable time to wait?

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