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Supporting Well

Who will be there when I need extra help?

Social Care Direct

You should contact Social Care Direct first if you or someone you know appears to need adult social care services in Wakefield.

Social Care Direct will make an assessment by asking questions over the phone. This gives the customer service adviser all relevant information to consider the help you might need. If appropriate, your details will be passed to a community social work team to look at your social care needs. This w​ill include a visit to your home by a social worker. If we don't think you need a social care assessment, we will give advice and information about what other agencies and support groups can offer.

If you are worried about the safety or well-being of an adult at risk or older person please contact Social Care Direct. They will deal with your concerns and offer advice and support about what to do. You do not need to give your name - you can make an anonymous referral.

Age UK

Our team are trained to identify the information that will best answer your questions. This might be by sending you our advice guides or helping you to find local services run by Age UK in your area. If we can’t help, we will direct you to the best place to go for further support and advice.

Wakefield Stroke Recovery Service

Our Stroke Recovery Service will work with you to identify your personal support needs and priorities. A coordinator will contact you to organise a phone call and/or home visit to find out how you’re managing with daily activities, and any additional support you may require. Our service can offer you opportunities to rebuild confidence and independence and help you to rebuild your life after stroke.

This service offers:

  • Coordinated support throughout your stroke journey
  • Home visits and/or regular telephone calls
  • Emotional support
  • Tailored information
  • A post stroke review between 4-8 months following date of stroke.
  • Assistance with accessing community-based support
  • Support for carers and family members

Signposting to other relevant organisations.

  • Wakefield Discovery College run short courses and one off workshops across the whole of the Wakefield district to support you to; understand and manage health conditions, find new skills and interests, build strengths and inner resources, engage in physical activity and become an expert in your own self-care. Email:
Last updated: 5/15/2023