Reablement is a care at home service that provides services to people, aged 18 and over, for up to 12 weeks. We deliver intensive, short bursts of support designed to maximise people's independence and allow them to remain in their own home for as long as possible.
We'll work with you to agree a support plan to help you with daily living skills and provide you with practical assistance to do this.
Who is eligible?
Reablement is available to adults in a number of situations including:
- patients discharged from hospital back into the community
- those who have suffered a fall or injury
- individuals requiring assistance re-learning household and personal care tasks
Is there a charge?
Reablement is free of charge. If you require ongoing support after your period of reablement ends you may have to pay a contribution. This is determined by a financial assessment in line with our charging policy.
How do I get this service?
Contact your local Health and Social Care Partnership office and ask for an assessment of your needs. We will discuss your needs with you and arrange a visit by the reablement team (Word, 29kb). If you're in hospital, staff will contact the Health and Social Care Partnership who will involve the Reablement Team.
Wherever possible we will involve family and friends who help with your care and support. If you receive other support, we will share your support plan and progress.
What happens when my plan is finished?
You may be managing well on your own, but if you and your Reablement Team agree that you need further care and support this will be delivered by either the council's Care at Home team or one of our partner providers.
For more information read our Frequently Asked Questions on Reablement (PDF, 24kb) or contact the Care at Home.