The Sefton CVS Reablement Service helps people to tackle issues including loss of skills or confidence, limited mobility and concerns about cooking, cleaning or shopping.
The service has been very successful in reducing hospital re-admissions and helping people to continue to live independently.
The focus of the reablement is about supporting people to achieve maximum independence and regain skills and confidence they may have lost, either as a result of poor health or as a consequence of having spent a period of time in hospital or residential care. This project is therefore designed to help individuals to live independently by helping people ‘to do for themselves’ in their own home rather than ‘doing it for’ them.
The project encourages good clear communication between Aintree University Hospital, Southport and Formby District General Hospital, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, Social Workers, Community Mental Health Services and the local voluntary, community and faith (VCF) sector to ensure good partnership working.
Additionally, the project also supports the Care For You Reablement Service who have teams based in Aintree and Southport hospitals aiding patient discharge. They do this by ensuring that Sefton residents leaving hospital have access to appropriate levels of support to enable them to live independently, and as far as possible, return to their chosen way of life. The service can provide low level care in your own home for up to six weeks, through a simple voucher scheme.
The Health and Wellbeing Trainers work with people living within South Sefton who have long term health conditions, are isolated, or experience low mood. They will help people to develop their own action plan by providing individualised one to one support, behavioural change and motivational techniques to help people achieve their identified goals and support with rediscovering your confidence.
The team works directly with the South Sefton Virtual Ward, attending regular Multi Disciplinary Team Meetings which is made up of a range of Health and Social Care professionals who work closely with GPs. This includes District Nurses, Community Matrons, Medicines Management, Therapists, Health Care Trainer and a Social Worker.
The Health and Wellbeing Trainers cannot accept referrals outside of the Virtual Ward, however if you feel you could use the support of the team you could approach your GP to discuss a referral into the Virtual Ward where we can pick you up!
Do you feel socially isolated or lonely? Do you need a little support around your home? The Sefton CVS Reablement Team’s Signposting and Information Service is a resource available to people who may be isolated or at risk of being admitted/readmitted into hospital. Whether you need handrails installed, or help finding a social group to attend, a designated member of staff is on hand to inform you of what services are out there to help you! Read more…