If you need short-term support to maximise your recovery
This is known as Pathway 1.
This type of support is likely to be offered if you'd benefit from carers helping you when you return home.
We provide a free 72-hour service that includes help from carers to support your needs up to four times a day in your own home - this will be agreed with your social worker or care manager. You'll also have an assessment in your own home with the carers and our therapists. We'll identify and agree the right services and/or equipment you need to meet your current, short and long-term needs.
This may include reablement and long-term care.
Reablement is time-limited, free support that's agreed with you by our therapists. You'll get support and encouragement to learn or re-learn skills to help you with daily living and find out what you can do for yourself. The goal is for you to gain as much independence as possible.
We'll talk about and agree what we believe you could achieve in an agreed timeframe. This could include:
- becoming more confidence when moving round your home
- using the toilet
- tasks like washing, dressing and preparing meals
You may need longer term support at the end of your reablement support.
If a therapist feels you need this, your existing support will stay in place while a social worker or care manager arrange a care and support needs assessment with you.
If you're assessment finds you're entitled to services provided by social care, you'll have three choices:
- You can have home care from an independent care agency we work with.
- You can have a Direct Payment to pay someone of your choice to help you.
- You may need to move to a residential home or nursing home - if this is agreed as the only safe and effective option
If you're not eligible for services provided by social care, you'll be offered advice and information to help you privately buy any services you want or need.