The Community Recovery Service offers intermediate care support for all patients leaving hospital in their own home, to enable you to return home confidently from hospital following your treatment or an accident / injury or illness.

It is a free, short-term support service, for up to 6 weeks and is part of the Discharge to Assess Pathway 1 offer in Warwickshire.

The service will support you with a blend of therapy input and / or home care to support your recovery and help you to manage independently or reduce your care needs.

Designed to offer you daily care support so you can remain at home during this period of your recovery. The length of the service you receive will be dependent on your needs.

Most patients finish using this service (which is free from the point of discharge) within four to five weeks, but some people recover much more quickly than this and need the service for only a week or two. After this period, if you need ongoing care and support at home, you may have to pay a contribution towards this service.

The team consists of a variety of healthcare and social care practitioners with support from home care agencies. As a multi-disciplinary team, we work together to assist you to get back to your previous level of independence.

The short-term service will comprise initially of up to two care workers from an independent home care provider, visiting you at home up to four times daily at times agreed between you and the home care provider. They will support you with your daily living tasks that may include:

  • Support with moving around your home
  • Support with your personal care (washing, accessing the toilet)
  • Support with dressing/undressing
  • Support with preparing meals

Should you require ongoing social care support, an assessment and financial assessment will be completed and a financial contribution for support may be charged.

Should you have ongoing health or care and support needs, this will be discussed with you to enable you to agree how you will use your strengths and networks to support you, and to determine any formal ongoing services you may need.