Hospital Discharge and Community Team

This team provides short-term support to older people living with long-term health conditions.

The team also offers practical and emotional help following a stay in hospital, focusing on people who do not have other networks of support.

Tel: 08456 772 220

  • We work with older people to reduce the likelihood of them being re-admitted to hospital and to help them regain their independence as far as possible.
  • This service replaces the Hospital Aftercare and A Little Help Teams from Thursday 1st June 2017.  It runs Monday to Friday and is available throughout Northamptonshire for anyone who is registered with a GP in the county

What is on offer?

We can help a older person take steps to improve their health and wellbeing and ensure they are confident to continue on their own with the support of other services.

We can:

  • refer you to Occupational Therapy or for Fire Safety checks or to the Falls Service
  • carry out benefits checks to make sure you are receiving money you are entitled to
  • complete applications for a Blue Badge or Attendance Allowance or Pension Credit give you information on buying mobility equipment
  • help you apply for social housing
  • provide information on social events and trips
  • help you register with the voluntary medical transport service
  • refer you for assistive technology (such as activity monitors, pressure sensors or key safes)

We also provide practical and emotional help such as making telephone calls on your behalf or staying for a chat if you feel you're losing confidence.

As part of our support to you we may refer you to other services for which you will be charged in order to provide you with long-term and ongoing support.

To make a referral to the service

Please contact the Age UK Northamptonshire Access Team on 08456 772 220

Lines are open 8am to 8pm
or email duty@ageuknorthants.org.uk
You can also ring 01604 611218.

If you would like to discuss a referral please feel free to contact the relevant co-ordinator during office hours:

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Angela Read 07747 630 973

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Judith Davies 07867 904 897

Wellingborough and East Northants
Joanne Elston 07789 396 564

Corby and Kettering
Sham Vehra 07881 658 969

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