Age UK Brighton & Hove volunteers provide support to older people following discharge from hospital, or to prevent admission to hospital.
The level of support will depend upon the individual needs of each person.
We aim to provide effective empowering support to help people work towards self-selected goals.
Volunteers visit people in their own homes on a weekly basis.
Volunteers will provide non-medical support helping the person using the service to work towards their goals.
Through social support they will assist people in making re-adjustments and enhance their physical and social situation.
This may involve encouraging the older person to engage in rehabilitative exercises or social activities, both in the home and outdoors.
Where appropriate, we may offer continued support for a period of up to six months to help maintain the older persons’ ongoing independence.
The service will work closely with other agencies and health professionals to assist the person using the service to regain their independence.
The Crisis Level 2 service can also provide signposting to other voluntary services that can help with rehabilitation.
Age UK Brighton & Hove
29-31 Prestonville Road
Phone: 01273 720603