What is a re-ablement service?
People can lose skills or confidence after a period of poor health or a stay in hospital.
- are short term and intensive, and
- help people get back their skills and confidence, and
- can also be about learning new ways of staying independent.
They help you do as much as you can for yourself, rather than someone doing things for you, like:
- getting washed and dressed, or
- making meals, or
- walking and mobility around your home and outside, or
- choosing equipment to help manage daily tasks and keep you safe
You can get the Re-ablement service if you:
- are 18 years of age or over, and
- have substantial or critical social care needs because you
- have gone home after spending time in hospital, or
- have a physical disability, or
- are feeling frail and need support to remain in your own home, or
- want to build up confidence to live independently
Will I have to pay for re-ablement?
You will not have to pay for re-ablement services that last up to 6 weeks. You may need to pay towards the cost if you need a re-ablement service after that.