Home from Hospital and Reablement Service

Home from Hospital and Reablement Service

What does it do?

Age UK Croydon offers a Home from Hospital and Reablement Service, in partnership with The British Red Cross.

Home from Hospital

The Home from Hospital Service offers practical help and support at discharge. This could include:

• Getting some essential shopping at discharge

• Collecting prescriptions or GP letters

• A ‘check and chat’ service

• Assistance with letter writing and posting

• Topping up gas/electricity and helping to assist paying bills

Reablement Service

The reablement service aims to help clients to set Individual goals, tailored to their needs and wishes. Examples may include:

• Helping to develop, practice and maintain a routine for carrying out domestic chores

• Improving indoor and outdoor mobility

• Helping to gain the confidence to shop independently

• Helping to access transport (buses, trains, taxis etc) and practising using them

• Practising safe and hygienic meal preparation

• Encouraging general well-being and motivation through befriending

• Building confidence to start or restart a hobby, local activity or community interest

• Helping clients explore further options available to them (if required)

Who it is for?

The service is available to people living in the Borough of Croydon who have recently been in hospital, and are aged 50 or over (but exceptions can be made where there is clearly a defined need).

Where it is available?

Local service (Croydon).

How to access or apply for it:

For more information telephone  020 8401 3590, or e-mail angela.clarke@ageukcroydon.org.uk


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