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Social Care Direct


Social Care Direct can assist you to find information and advice to help you live as independently as you can. If your needs are urgent you should telephone Social Care Direct immediately on: 03000 267 979.

Contact us at Social Care Direct by any of the methods on this page or by text messaging us on 0753 745 3102.

Opening hours

Social Care Direct is open from 8.30am until 5.00pm, Monday to Thursday and from 8.30am until 4.30pm on Friday.

In an emergency situation, a duty officer is available outside of normal office hours on the telephone number listed on this page. If faxing or emailing outside of normal working office hours, please be aware that these enquiries will be dealt with on the next working day.

What happens when you contact Social Care Direct

When you contact us at Social Care Direct you will speak to a trained contact officer. They will ask you questions about your situation. We will decide whether we are able to help you. For further information on this see our Get your care needs assessed page.

If we are unable to help you we will advise you if there are other sources of help available.

 



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