Community reablement

We offer reablement and rapid response services to you in your own home. We can support you to regain the necessary skills to continue living at home following illness or a hospital stay.

Our community reablement team provides reablement and rapid response services to support adults in their own homes regain the skills and confidence to continue living at home following an illness or hospital stay.  

Community reablement service 

If an adult has lost some of their independence (perhaps due to a recent fall, illness or stay in hospital) and they are at a stage where they cannot manage without support then the Community Reablement Team can work with them to help to regain skills and build confidence to enable them to live independently at home.  

Adults are supported to become as independent as possible to: 

  • Get in and out of bed/chair/ commode
  • Move around inside and outside the home
  • Wash, bathe, and shower
  • Dress and undress 
  • Access the toilet/commode and promotion of continence
  • Empty catheter and stoma bags 
  • Prepare meals 
  • Self-administer medication 
  • Access community facilities e.g. shopping, paying bills, attending social events etc.
  • Undertake domestic tasks

Rapid response service 

This service meets the personal care needs of an adult who has a crisis, emergency or trauma for whom admission to an inappropriate facility i.e. hospital or care home would be the only other alternative at that moment in time. 

The service also supports timely hospital discharge for medically fit adults who have not previously had a package of care or when their existing package of care cannot be restarted immediately.   

The service will support with vital personal care, for example: 

  • Using the toilet
  • Accessing food and drink
  • Maintaining basic hygiene
  • Mobility or transferring
  • Administering medication

For further information on both these services please see the guides below: 


If you think you or someone you know would benefit from these services, please contact: 

Adult Social Care Access Team:

By telephone: 01642 771500