A free social worker support service for general practice, making it easy for clinicians to refer patients who could benefit from short-term social care support.

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How to access the social worker service

GPs and Practice staff can refer patients to the GP Social Worker Team at CCNB.

We can arrange for a social worker to meet patients in the general practice environment, or follow up at a convenient time in their home or community.

Our social workers assesses a patient’s holistic needs and provides referral and linkage to a broad range of appropriate services.

Who can access the social worker service?

General Practices in the following local government areas can use the service:



Lane Cove

North Sydney

Northern Beaches (formerly, Manly, Warringah & Pittwater LGA)

For other areas in Northern Sydney region, visit Primary & Community Care Services

This service has no age limit and is FREE

Criteria for patient eligibility to our social worker service

Anyone can be referred to this service by a GP. This includes patients a GP practice has identified as having one or more of the following:

  • High and/or complex care needs requiring support from a range of community care providers
  • Carer stress or burnout – requiring support and assistance in their caring role
  • Difficulty navigating and accessing support services e.g. the NDIS or aged care service system
  • Recent and/or recurrent hospitalisations due to care needs
  • Complex family situation including family and domestic violence
  • Alcohol or substance abuse dependency
  • Indicators of loneliness and isolation

Contact us for referrals and information, as follows:

Telephone: 1300 002 262
Email: referrals@ccnb.com.au
Website: ccnb.com.au/gpsocialworker


GP Social Worker Information Brochure

GP Social Worker Brochure

Referral Form

Click here to make a referral


CCNB acknowledges funding for this initiative through Northern Sydney Primary Health Network

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