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Social Services

Premium Social Care helps both patients and families deal with the experience of facing a medical illness. Our social workers are educated and skilled to assist with the psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual issues that people have to deal with on a daily basis. Whether it is to find resources in the institution or community, adjusting to an illness, dealing with transitions and decision-making or navigating cultural issues.

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LAUREN SMITH
Lauren - St Stephen Oncology Centre

Lauren is a registered Private Social Worker with the South African Council for Social Service Professions. Her social services practice is located in the Paarl and surrounding Winelands region.

Lauren’s core passion is to help patients regain a personal sense of control over their lives when dealing with serious illnesses. She does so by using all the available best practice principles and innovations available. Her aim is to take patients on a survival and spirited journey to provide them with the social care they deserve.

Lauren has a firm focus on a patient / family centric approach to cancer care. All her patients and their families are intimately involved in all aspects pertaining to their wellbeing.

Her interdisciplinary team sees patient care as imperative and is committed to delivering high quality comprehensive social services in a friendly, confidential, safe and nurturing environment.

Lauren’s passion extends to trauma and crisis intervention within the social work sector, inclusive of her commitment to upliftment, development and youth empowerment – Lauren runs a community development project in Paarl East at Paulus Joubert High School.

“We see a need; we take the opportunity and empower the individual to self-actualization.”

“At Premium Social Care Services quality is not negotiable and you are guaranteed a Premium Care experience at all times”

HEAD RECEPTIONIST
LORENCIA
LORENCIA - St Stephen Oncology Centre

Registered member of:

South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)
Board of Health Care Funders (BHF)
South African Association of Social Workers in Private Practice (SAASWIPP)