What does it do?

The service is geared towards the needs of the individual.  Reablement workers encourage and support people to do as much as they can for themselves, doing tasks with them rather than for them.  For some, it could be supporting them with personal care or making meals, while for others it could be helping them to get out of the house and taking part in social activities, or helping them with rehabilitation programmes (e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy).
Reablement aims to:

  • prevent hospital admissions
  • speed up discharges from hospitals
  • reduce the need for home care
  • help people to be as independent as possible and regain daily living skills
  • help people living in a residential or nursing home who would like to return to live in their own home.

Who it is for?

Reablement is a short-term free service lasting up to six weeks, for people 18 and over living in the borough who need support to live in their own homes independently.

Where it is available?

Local service (Wigan).

What it costs:

The service is free.

How to access or apply for it:

The Department of Adult Services Central Duty Team is the first point of contact for all referrals and general enquiries. You can contact them from 8.45am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and 8.45am to 1pm Saturday on 01942 828777.


Info last updated:

Ince Town Hall Annexe, Ince Green Lane, Ince, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN3 4QX