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How can we help you regain your independence (reablement)?

The Home Independence team can help you become as independent as possible.

What is reablement?

Reablement is a short-term, free service, delivered in your own home, to help you become independent again. This might be after an illness or operation.

The service is provided by trained staff from the Home Independence team. They will support you to rebuild confidence in the skills you need for day-to-day living so that you can become as independent as possible. This may be support with your personal care, managing medication, preparing a meal or to help you get out and about.

The reablement service can also help provide equipment you might need to help you with your daily living.

Talk with your GP, hospital staff or social worker. If they agree with you that you should be able to continue to live at home with extra support, they can ask the Home Independence team to provide you with short-term support to help you regain skills and confidence.

How it works

A member of the Home Independence team will visit you to agree what support you need and how they will provide this. They will discuss what your goals are with you and work out a programme to help you achieve them. They will also do a risk assessment to make sure that we work with you safely and securely.

The reablement service is provided for a short time, up to a maximum of six weeks. The aim during that time is to give you as much support as you need and help you to be as independent as possible.

There will be regular meetings with you and any family or carers you have to see how you are getting on. If your needs change during the reablement period, the Home Independence team will arrange for a Care Manager to carry out a full assessment for your longer-term needs with your agreement.

Contacting Home Independence

For further information, you can talk with your GP, hospital staff, social worker, district nurses and over-75s nurses.

Alternatively, you can contact us:

Call: 0300 777 2002

Email: [email protected]

The 'What is Home Independence?' factsheet can be found on the Factsheets page.