Support At Home After Hospital - West Sussex Only
- Location: Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove
- Price: Free
Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove
29-31 Prestonville Road
We can arrange for one of our volunteer co-ordinators to visit for up to 6 weeks following your discharge from hospital. We will support you to regain your confidence and independence. We can provide practical support to carers or the person they look after.
Please note, the above address is an administrative office and is not open to the public. To find out more about this service and how we can support you, please use the contact details on this page.
This service is for any of the following:
✅ People aged 65+
✅ Older people living alone
✅ Family or friend carers aged 18+ who have been in hospital themselves or those who they
care for have just come out of hospital
✅ If you about to leave hospital or are due to be discharged
How can we help you?
You can have an over the phone assessment or we can visit you to make sure you are safe within your first week home from hospital. We can arrange for one of our volunteer co-ordinators to visit for up to 6 weeks following your discharge from hospital. We will support you to regain your confidence and independence. We can provide practical support to carers or the person they look after.
All our volunteers have an enhanced DBS check, references and ongoing support and training.
What we can do:
Even if you have already made arrangements such as home help or personal care, our Support at Home after Hospital volunteer could:
✅ Pop in for a chat
✅ Support you to do the things you did before your hospital stay
✅ Help you to get your prescriptions and shopping
✅ Support you to attend your hospital or doctor’s appointment
✅ Provide information on other services and liaise on your behalf
✅ Help you with your caring role e.g. sitting with the cared for or getting you support
✅ Assist with finances, paperwork and benefits entitlements through AUKWSBH Advice service
or Carers Support WS Benefits Advisor
✅ Small practical tasks in and out of the home
The service is unable to provide; assistance with personal care, dress wounds, lifting clients or counselling. We cannot administer medication but we can support you to find the assistance you require. Although the service cannot provide an emergency shopping service we can, when required, pick up some essentials while we work with you to find a shopping service that meets your needs.