Reablement is the term used to describe care and support which is intended to promote people’s independence and reduce the need for long term care and support.
It is a time limited service, usually for up to 6 weeks, although some people need much less.
Reablement involves a team of workers supporting you which might include:
- care workers
- occupational therapists
- physio therapists
- social care workers
Collectively, and with your involvement, a plan is agreed with goals to be achieved. Reviews of your progress are undertaken with you.
In addition, the Reablement service can also access equipment, aids and technology to help you gain, or remain, independent.
At the end of the service, you will receive an assessment to determine if you have eligible care and support needs, and the service will agree with you what the next steps are.
The Reablement Service
In Worcestershire, the Reablement Service is provided and managed by Worcestershire County Council. The service receives referrals from Social Workers and hospitals for people who may benefit from the service.
When the referral is received the service will make contact with the person and arrange to meet them to agree a plan. The meeting might include a Service Assessor or a Therapist to outline and agree the support we can provide.
Referring to the service
If you think that Reablement may be right for you, you can ask for a referral by contacting us.
The relevant team will discuss with you whether you are eligible and make the onward referral to the service.