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The Welcome Home project aims to provide support and company for those older people who have been discharged from a hospital stay and live alone in Redcar and Cleveland.

Before or upon discharge suitable patients will be matched with a project volunteer who will support the patient to get home and will offer 4-6 weekly visits (1 visit per week) at the older persons home to help build their wellbeing and independence and reduce re-admission rates      

The trained volunteer will:

  • Visit the cared for in their own home
  • Ensure the patient has the necessary basic needs upon discharge (eg fuel, food)
  • Provide company and conversation
  • Signpost the patient to any other appropriate services

For more information on becoming a Welcome Home volunteer see our Get Involved section

If you are interested in this service or interested in becoming a Welcome Home volunteer, please contact:

Paula Taylor - Befriending Manager

07921464125 or 01642 433725

paula.taylor@ageukteesside.org.uk

If you would like to find out more please talk to the Therapeutic Care Team on: 

01642 282496 Ex - 52496

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