Intermediate Care In The Community

What does it do?

Intermediate Care is all about local health and social care services working closely together to support older people in a crisis situation. This could be where they are suddenly unable to safely undertake everyday tasks due to ill health or where their main carer's own health and ability to carry on caring has suddenly broken down. This service is normally for a short period of time until a person can live safely and independently in their own home and can help to reduce unnecessary admissions to hospital or long term residential care.
Intermediate Care services could be in your own home, or in another residential setting, and aim to help older people to regain their independence by providing dedicated physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work and access to community nursing.

Who it is for?

This service is for people over the age of 65 who have had a visit in the last 24 hours from their GP or have been seen in Accident & Emergency to ensure that there is no medical reason for their sudden deterioration in health. Or it could be where their main carer's own health and ability to carry on caring has suddenly broken down.

Where it is available?

Local service (Stockport).

What it costs:

The service is free and the support may last for up to a maximum of six weeks, but is usually expected to last between one and two weeks.

How to access or apply for it:

The Adult Social Care Team is the first point of contact for all referrals and general enquiries. You can contact them from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday on 0161 217 6029. In an emergency out of normal office hours contact the Out Of Hours Service on 0161 718 2118.

What to expect then:

When you contact us we'll discuss your situation over the phone, check that we've got all our facts straight and then follow this up with a visit to your home to talk about your personal and practical needs and to discuss what help is available.


Info last updated:

Town Hall, Edward Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 3XE