What does it do?

Reablement will work with you to help you to do things for yourself rather than do things for you.   It will focus on your strengths and abilities and help you build up your confidence in doing things for yourself such as:

  • getting up, washed and dressed;
  • preparing meals and snacks;
  • taking medication;
  • getting about in and out of the home;
  • doing household tasks like shopping, pension and laundry; and
  • getting involved in social and leisure activities.

Who it is for?

Reablement is a new service which aims to help people regain their independence following an illness, injury, disability or loss of personal support network. 

Where it is available?

Local service (Eden, South Lakeland, Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland).

What it costs:

It is a free service and is provided for a short period of time, usually no longer than six weeks.

How to access or apply for it:

You can ask for reablement through Customer Services at your local Adult Social Care office at:
County Offices
Cumbria  LA9 4RQ
Telephone: 01539 713377

Additional information:

Reablement is not a long term service and does not provide personal care to people who need someone to do things for them.


Info last updated:

Cumbria County Council Headquarters, The Courts, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8NA