Extra support for vulnerable people leaving hospital
Derbyshire Home from Hospital Service provides practical support for vulnerable people leaving hospital, or those living at home but at risk of being admitted. The service is provided by a combination of staff and volunteers and is free of charge.
The service is for anyone who lives in Derbyshire (except the city) or is registered with a GP in Derbyshire and has limited support from family or friends.
The service offers things like:
- doing basic shopping
- making sure the home is warm and comfortable
- arranging key safes, community alarms or telecare
- collecting prescriptions
- signposting to other statutory, voluntary sector and community organisations.
Anyone can make a referral, including the patient themselves. Please call 01283 817417 Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm (an answerphone is available outside these hours) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information can be found on the Derbyshire County Council website.