Prevention Team

Older woman making a phone call at home

For people who are deemed to require further support from Adult Social Care following conversations with the First Response Team, they are referred to the Prevention Team for a social care needs assessment.  The Prevention Team receive referrals for all new service users and existing service users who do not have an allocated social worker in another team.

The Prevention Team support Older People, adults with Learning and Physical Disabilities, adults with Mental Health issues who are not known or open to Secondary Mental Health Services, people who require support to address substance misuse, and Carers of adults with care and support needs in Knowsley.

The Prevention Team carry out strengths-based assessments and aim to work with people for up to 6 weeks with a view to reducing and minimising as much of the presenting need as possible during this period.