We are a multi-disciplinary service with a primary role of promoting independence in people 18+ including those with mild to moderate mental health issues. The service will be provided at home.
Our goal is to maximise independence while minimising dependency on ongoing services. Our service users will be supported to retain or regain functional abilities. Intermediate care support workers will assist our service users to follow a therapy programme, which will be reviewed by one of the lead therapists.
Intermediate Care Support Workers assist service users to re-build confidence in using their domiciliary skills, which may have deteriorated over time, and resume activities safely.
We aim to maximise independence, and any support given will vary in length in line with individual need, and could be for as little as a few days.
Who is on our team?
- Occupational Therapists
- A Community Psychiatric Nurse
- Assistant Practitioners
- Intermediate Care Support Workers
What will we do?
- Try to prevent inappropriate admission to acute hospital care
- Facilitate timely hospital discharges
- Try to prevent unnecessary admission to 24-hour care provision
- Assist in allowing people to remain in their own home environment
- Try to prevent the need for long-term domiciliary care packages
How do I access the service?
- You can refer yourself through our Contact Cares team - telephone 01744 676767
- You can be referred by any professional involved in your care, for example:
- General Practitioner
- Social Care
- Voluntary Agency