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Recovery from illness

Recovery from illness

There are a number of services available to support you if you are experiencing poor health. They may prevent you from going into hospital, or offer extra care and support after you have been discharged.

Help after leaving hospital

If you have been in hospital with an illness or maybe an operation, you might need practical help afterwards with things like washing, dressing, and other areas of personal care until you get back on your feet.

If the hospital staff think you will have difficulty with things like washing, dressing, getting in and out of bed, or generally looking after yourself, they will let us know. A social worker will come and visit you in the hospital and find out about your care needs. They will make a plan about what support you need. We call this an assessment.

What is an assessment?

If we think you need our help, we can talk to you about the different help that is available. We could do an assessment which will help determine whether we need to arrange for equipment to be installed at home to make getting around easier for you, or simply arranging to get meals delivered so you don't have to cook. This will all be organised before you are discharged from hospital. Click on the button below for more information on our services.

Information for Help at home

Things we can not help with

Unfortunately we are not able to provide day to day domestic services such as houseworkhome maintenanceand shopping.

If you are unsure about anything, you can talk to the Adult Intake and Access Team for advice. You can contact them on 020 8227 2915.