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 home@dhfh.org.uk 

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