Once in hospital you may be put in touch with the Hospital Social Work Team.
If you, your carer, family or hospital staff think that you will need extra support when you leave hospital, you can ask us (01253 477592) to carry out an assessment whilst you are in hospital or before you go into hospital if you are waiting for an operation.
Help when you go home
A social care worker will agree a discharge or care plan with you, which tells you what help and support will be arranged for you when you return home. This makes sure that you can leave hospital safely as soon as you no longer need hospital care.
Someone from Social Services will contact you after you have returned home to check that the care plan is still right for you. The help may be increased or reduced depending on how you are. The aim is to provide the right short-term help to allow you to recover your independence.