"Social services failing in my friend's hour of need"
Posted by HobbesLondon (as ),
My friend and ex partner was admitted to Lambeth hospital after a nervous breakdown. Within a few days a helpful and proactive consultant identified that as well as his mental issues, he required help with housing and benefits. However his social worker has at best been incompetent and more likely an actual hindrance to these efforts. They made numerous factual errors on a referral form so that the council refused to help him. Now three weeks on the hospital are discharging him with the advice that he should sleep on the street to gain access to a rough sleeper charity.
When I asked for the details of the Patient Advice and Liaison Service for SLAM to complain about this, I was provided with details for the Samitaritans to call.