Referrals and Assessments

Referrals come to us from a wide variety of sources, as a preferred provider in West London we have referrals from 15 local authorities in and around London, including placement breakdowns, residential colleges, community support units and individuals looking to leave the family home for
the first time. Referrals can be made by a social worker, care manager or the individual’s parents, although the care manager acting on behalf of that individual must be consulted before an assessment can take place.

The assessment process is designed to ensure we can offer a placement where the person we’ll be supporting can achieve the most positive outcomes. In each case, when we’re assessing someone, we look at the whole person to determine their suitability for a particular home or service. We consider their needs, abilities and personality, where they’d like to live, who they’d like to live with and what things are important in their lives. The aim is to ensure we can support them to achieve as much as possible, while leading a safe, happy and fulfilled life.

Commissioners will often ask for three separate assessments, so they can compare value and suitability. This also helps give you options.

At Oasis Home Services, we encourage if possible that the referring social worker/PA to arrange to visit the accommodation prior to moving in. We also consider the logistics for the service users when travelling to work, school, college or family contact prior to the placement commencing.

We carefully review, manage all referrals and ensure that our matching consideration is adhered too. This means that the wishes and feelings, religious and cultural requirements, compatibility and risk factors are all considered.

It is essential that all referrals are sent and received securely, encrypted and is password protected. It is important that when making a referral, that all relevant information such as referral form, risk assessments, social worker assessment report (final and core assessment), pathway plan, report medical and offending history is be included. Upon our placement team receiving all essential paperwork, the referral will be reviewed and evaluated by management and a package of support submitted if considered suitable.

Each young person will be guided through our induction during their visit which entails:

  • Introduction to the home manager
  • Tour of the home
  • The home’s guide (including home rules)
  • Information about the local amenities

On completion of their visit, all young people will be given the opportunity to openly express if they would like to accept their accommodation with us. If the placement is accepted, then a decision between the social worker/PA and our manager will identify the most suitable way of commencing the placement.

To refer a young person OR FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES please call us at anytime; Telephone: 020 3992 8818 (24/7 – 365 days a year.

To make a referral OR FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES please call us at anytime:

  • Telephone: 020 8688 4129 (24/7)
  • Mobile: 07485 653 289 (after 5pm MON – FRI & WEEKENDS)
  • E:
  • A: International House, 776-778 Barking Road. London. E13 9PJ

Head Office – 776 – 778 Barking Road, London E13 9PJ

Please call us on 0203 992 8818  or complete the form below for further information.

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