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Home from Hospital

New number for referrals to this service

0300 365 4600

Celebrating the first year 

Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource is proud to be celebrating the 1st Year of delivery on the Home from Hospital Service.

As a many of us know, returning home after a spell in hospital can be a daunting prospect. Over the course of the last year, Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource have been developing and delivering a free Home from Hospital Service across Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale area.  Since securing the service in April 2018, we are proud to have supported over 330 clients. Each one of those clients have been supported to return home more confidently and comfortably.  

The service is not just for those returning home alone, or for those who have had a long stay in hospital, but for any client (18+) who might require support at home as they leave hospital following a day procedure, an unexpected trip to A&E or after a more lengthy stay in hospital. The service is inclusive for all and can run alongside other care/community packages which may also be helping people stay well and healthy at home.

The Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Home from Hospital team are all passionate about helping clients overcome some of the difficulties on returning home. As an organisation we are really keen to spread the word and offer information about the service; our ambition - to help reduce the amount of people who struggle once they get back home and ensure people know about the service, so they can easily access it when they need it.
We understand everyone is keen to get back home after a trip to hospital, but sometimes it’s the simple things that make this more difficult – like reaching everyday necessities around the house, taking the bins down to the road side, ensuring the essentials are in the cupboard, or navigating your new limitations (be them temporary or longer-term), our team want to ensure you can come home with the confidence you need to make the transition a success.

The service itself runs across the whole of North Yorkshire (managed centrally by The Carers Resource, Harrogate) and has greatly helped to reduce re-admissions to hospital.  This free short-term support can build confidence and independence and gives peace of mind.  The team will also signpost clients onto other appropriate support, services or eligible benefits.

The service now has a new referral number (local call charges apply) that anyone can refer into, as well as new leaflets with further details about the service.
To refer someone into the Home from Hospital Service or find out more information please call 0330 365 4600.   

A client's view on the service

“I was referred for support following discharge from hospital after a bad fall. I’m 87 and have always been independent, but the fall meant I could not move around as independently as before. I didn’t consider some of the difficulties I would have, until I got home and realised things weren’t so easy.

Home from Hospital visited me at home and talked through different things that could help until I was independent again. We discussed aids and equipment to help me move around home more safely and also something to press if I fell again and needed help.  This helped my confidence which had been severely knocked.  She helped me get my food shopping till I was up and about again.  As well as organising things I’d never considered, such as my bin collection and a gardener to deal with those weeds, as it will be a while till I can bend again.  I am extremely grateful for the service I received – they were like guardian angels”. 

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