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About the Derbyshire Home from Hospital Service


 What the service offers 


The service can provide the following types of support for up to 6 weeks:

  • fetching shopping and ensuring you have a plan in place to manage shopping after the service ends;

  • making sure your home environment is safe, warm and comfortable;

  • arranging for key safes to be fitted and community alarm or telecare systems to be provided, if needed;

  • supporting you to pay bills and make appointments;

  • collecting medication prescriptions;

  • supporting you to maintain and improve your social networks;

  • supporting you to understand care options and plan future support;

  • signposting to other statutory, voluntary sector and community organisations.

At the end of the 6 week period you will either:

  • be able to manage day to day tasks independently, or with the same support that you had before using our service;

  • choose to get support from other suitable services (we can help you find out what’s available), or

  • have been assessed by adult social care for an ongoing care package.






  • Who are vulnerable due to their age, health or disability, and;

  • Who live in Derbyshire (outside of Derby City), or are registered with a Derbyshire GP, and; 

  • Who have limited support available from family or friends.

Who's involved?

Who's involved? 


The Derbyshire Home from Hospital service is managed by South Derbyshire CVS working in partnership with Amber Valley CVS, The Volunteer Centre Chesterfield & District, Erewash Voluntary Action CVS, Connex Community Support and Bassetlaw CVS.


The service is funded by Derbyshire County Council.

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