About the Derbyshire Home from Hospital Service

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 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.

 
 

 Eligibility 

 

Those:

 

  • 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.

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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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