Publicly funded NHS & social care services
Publicly funded NHS & social care services

Health and Social Care Reablement Service Information

Leaflet URN 005

Information for patients/service users being referred for rehabilitation and support at home – providing rehabilitation and support in the community.

Who are we?
The team consists of:
• Care co-ordinators
• Occupational Therapists
• Physiotherapists
• Reablement Therapy Workers

The teams are local to where you live and work closely with your GP and community services in your area such as District Nurses and Social Workers.

The service operates 7 days a week throughout the year between the hours of 7am and 10pm.
Office hours are 8am to 6pm Mon to Fri and 8am to 4pm on weekends.
New referrals are only seen in office hours.

Key service objectives:
• Prevention of admission into a hospital
or care home
• Facilitation of planned discharge from
• Planned rehabilitation based on an
assessment of need by a Therapist
• Stabilising Care Plans
• Supporting individuals in regaining as
much independence as possible
• Determining the appropriate level and type of service or ongoing needs

What do we do?
The Reablement Service is a short term service which supports and works with people either in their own home, Residential or Nursing Homes. It is not intended to provide respite care.
The aim is to maximise and maintain independence through rehabilitation and support.

Following and initial assessment from either a Social Worker or a member of the Reablement Service and in consultation with you, a service plan/rehabilitation programme is drawn up. You will be encouraged to take an active part in your plan/programme and the team will assist you and your family to make informed choices.
Your decisions and wishes will be treated with respect and dignity.

What happens when we finish?
The service is based on your needs and will not be provided longer than necessary. In consultation with you, we may make a plan to withdraw our involvement earlier if it is no longer required. Towards the end of period of reablement a review of your care needs will take place and, where necessary, you will be supported to make arrangements for continuing care from another agency.

Should you require input from the Reablement Service at a later date please contact your GP, District Nurse or Social Worker.
The Reablement Service works closely with other professionals and organisations ensuring all information is communicated in a confidential and sensitive manner.