The Home from Hospital service is in place to help support older people who have returned home after a stay in hospital. It is a temporary service designed to support with everyday tasks until the client feels able to cope on their own again.
The aim of the service is to provide a short-term support service (up to 4 weeks) to people aged 65 and above being discharged from hospital to enable a timely discharge and to ensure where possible individuals are not readmitted to hospital.
We provide practical support within the limitations of the service, which may include troubleshooting immediate needs such as medication (liaising with hospital/GP); equipment (through appropriate personnel); collecting a prescription; essential shopping; light household tasks; referring to other AUKW services.
We support our clients to obtain a long-term and sustainable solution to manage practical tasks’ rather than creating a reliance on our services.
The service is currently only available in the Salisbury area in postcodes: SP1, SP2 & SP5