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Health and Social Care Connect

  • Phone
    0141 287 0555
  • Out of hours social work 
    0300 343 1505
  • Out of hours homelessness services
    0800 838 502

What do we do?

We provide a variety of services which aim to:

  • ensure the safety and protection of vulnerable adults, young people and children
  • support individuals and families to maintain independence and to exercise choice about the way they live their lives

Our services include:

How do I ask for a Service?

You can apply online for:

During office hours you can also phone Health and Social Care Connect by:

  • phone 0141 287 0555

If you need a service outwith office hours, you can contact Glasgow and Partners Emergency Social Work Services on 0300 343 1505.

Can I get a Service?

When you contact us, we will ask you some questions about your needs and the support that you require (or the person who you are contacting us on behalf of). We call this an 'assessment' and it is a conversation between us, yourself and your carer, if you have one.  These questions let us know what matters to you and helps us identify the support and advice you need to help you live as independent a life as you can. Sometimes it will only take a matter of days to identify the support you need, and for others it may take some time. After our conversation with you, you may or may not need input from social work and health. We may recommend other people, places or services who can support and assist you with your needs better. An example of the help and support you may need includes linking you to supports in your community, healthcare, equipment, help in your home or residential care, support for carers and support for children and families.

There is also more information available on:

  • pdf icon our eligibility criteria [39kb] for adult and older people social care services. You can also use our online checker which will advise if you are eligible for an HSCP Social Care Service. Not everyone will qualify for a service - we may only be able to provide information, advice, guidance or signposting to people assessed as not eligible for a service.
  • pdf icon charging policy for social care services [237kb]
  • paying for your services (also called client contribution). If we agree that you need a social care service then most people will have to make some contribution towards the cost of the social care service that they use. The guides tells you how we work out how much you need to pay.

For information on care and support services in Glasgow visit www.yoursupportglasgow.org.

Can I apply online for a Service?

Yes. We now have a number of online forms that you can use to apply for a service.  You can apply online for:

Do I need to pay for Services?

If we agree that you need a service then most people will have to make some contribution towards the cost of the social care service they use. However this will be based on your ability to pay, not the cost of the service. You will not pay more than you can afford and you will not pay more than the cost of the service. We will carry out a financial assessment based on your own circumstances to work out how much you need to pay.

For more information on paying for your service see our pdf icon Charging Policy [237kb] or our easy read Client Contribution Guide on Your Support Your Way Glasgow.

Health and Social Care Connect

  • Phone
    0141 287 0555
  • Out of hours social work 
    0300 343 1505
  • Out of hours homelessness services
    0800 838 502

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