Immigration & Human Rights Assessments
Nellie Supports registered, qualified Social Workers who are the experts when it comes to not only understanding human rights and immigration but ensuring your voice is heard.
Your Questions Answered
What to expect
Our assessments are a completed by our friendly, experienced social workers who do their best to make sure it’s a comfortable and relaxed experience. We’re registered qualified, Social Workers, so you’re in good hands.
What is included in a Human Rights Assessment?
Schedule 3 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 requires local authorities to assess whether a person who is ‘in breach of immigration laws’ can be reasonably expected to return to their country of origin in order to avoid a human rights violation arising from their destitution in the UK. But with an estimated 300,000 people waiting for a care assessment, there is a waiting list.
Our Human Rights assessment identifies and evidences whether can be reasonably expected to return to their country of origin in order to avoid a human rights violation and can be used in conjunction with our own, or a local authority, care needs assessment.
What is a Social Care Assessment?
Our assessments are based on the same legislation and eligibility criteria used by the NHS and Local Authorities outlined in the Care Act (2014). That ensures our social workers have a holistic picture when it comes to helping you look after yourself and your home, you relationships with others, accessing work, training, education or volunteering, making use of local services such as pubic transport, and your caring responsibilities if you have a child.
Who can complete a Human Rights Assessment?
Generally human rights assessments are completed by local authority Social Workers, however wait times can be extensive. All of our Social Workers are qualified and registered with Social Work England.
Can we complete video-link or face to face assessments?
We can visit you in your own home or any other suitable space you feel most comfortable and at a time of your choosing. In those instances where face-to-face assessments aren't viable, we offer a fully secure video-link assessment service.
Social Work England is a specialist body taking a new approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles. All of our Social Workers are registered with Social Work England for your peace of mind.
Our assessors are accredited Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) assessors with specific experience in completing capacity assessments and specialist reports.
All of our assessors have undergone extra training to become accredited financial vulnerability experts according to Lichtenberg standards, so they can provide even more detailed reports on mental capacity.
Mr Muir had lived in India for most of his adult life, although his children lived in Australia and in the UK. When Mr Muir's wife died, he struggled at home in India and then had a fall; while in the hospital, he was diagnosed with severe arthritis, and a double knee replacement was identified.
Due to his lack of familial support and his health issues, Mr Muir came to spend time with his family in the UK. Since his arrival family has become increasingly concerned for his health and welfare should he return to India.
Our assessors completed a full adult social care needs assessment evidencing Mr Muir struggled with mobility, nutrition, medication management and personal care tasks, thus meeting the criteria identified in the Care Act (2014).
While the local authority was responsible for completing a Human Rights assessment, the time scale was inappropriate for Mr Muir's case. Our Social Workers completed a further assessment with Mr Muir and his family and identified that returning home could potentially breach article 8 of the Human rights act.
All of these assessments were completed, compiled and despatched to Mr Muir's solicitor as part of his home office application in just a matter of weeks.