HOME FROM HOSPITAL - WELCOME HOME SERVICE

Home from Hospital Service for people in Birmingham

What does it do?

Will you be going in to hospital soon?  Are you worried how you will cope when you return home?    Do you have a friend or relative who will be coming out of hospital? Are they worried how they will manage in the first few weeks?  This is where Home from Hospital can help you.

Our volunteers from the 'Welcome Home Service' give free practical commonsense support for up to six weeks after discharge from hospital or  after treatment from any  other health establishment. Alternatively they may arrange other support.

Who it is for?

The service is available to all Birmingham residents who have been in hospital in the City or elsewhere. We will receive referrals from medical professionals,  social workers and from patients or their families.

Where it is available?

Local service (Birmingham).

Additional information:

Our Volunteers will:
  • Fetch shopping and/or prescriptions
  • Provide a food parcel on the day of discharge for patients who have no one to shop for them
  • Visit for a friendly chat
  • Go to the bank or post office
  • Possibly escort you to hospital, doctor, the optician or hairdresser
  • Give benefits advice
  • Help you sort out bills and other paperwork that may have gathered whilst you have been in hospital
  • Liaise with a wide range of statutory, voluntary and commercial services on your behalf
  • Provide respite care for a couple of hours
  • Arrange for furniture to be moved within the house
  • Make arrangements for pets to be re-homed or temporarily cared for

(We do not offer personal care, cleaning or laundry services, we can however advise on approved services)

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Info last updated:

19/02/2014