Direct Funding through Health and Social Care Partnership
A referral through the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is required if the day care placement is to be funded by them. If you have a HSCP care manager this is the best place to start by expressing to them your interest in day care service for yourself or your loved ones. They will conduct an assessment of your needs and eligibility for support. The referral process can also be started through various parts of the Health and Social Care Partnership including Hospital discharge staff, GPs, District Nurses, Home Support Team, Occupational Health Team, Older Peoples Mental Health Team and Centre For Independent Living. General enquiries can also be directed to (HSCP) Advice First Tel: 01475 715 299.
These funding arrangements are accessible through the Health and Social Care Partnership and are subject to an assessment of need. This option differs from direct funding as it offers a number of options on how this may be arranged. For further information on Self-directed care (See separate page). The referral and assessment arrangements are accessible through the Health and Social Care Partnership above.
Self / Family funded Placement
All or part of a care package can be privately arranged at Muirshiel Centre. If you think, you or a family member could benefit from our service please call and we can explore the next steps.
Muirshiel Centre is committed to providing ongoing support to both existing service users and prospective service users. If you would like further information or just want to have a chat about day care please do not hesitate to contact our service manager or one of our Senior Care and Support Staff. If you think, you or a family member could benefit from our service please call and we can explore the next steps. Our staff are happy to facilitate home visits if this is more convenient for you.
Taster Days and Trials
We at Muirshiel recognise that deciding to attend day care can be for some people a daunting prospect. To help with this transition we will arrange for a home visit before day care attendance commences where a named member of staff will be introduced as the allocated key worker who will act as the first point of contact for the service user and their families . Taster days can also be arranged as can short visits to the centre for both those planning to attend and their family / carers.