Solihull Council knows that after illness, an operation or in later life, most people want to stay in their own homes. During this time, however, you may need a little help to regain skills or confidence to get back to everyday life. With this in mind a “Reablement” service has been introduced to encourage and give tailored help to enable you to remain as independent as possible.
Reablement is a short term service of around 6 weeks. You will be assessed in your own home so that we can understand what your specific needs are. Following assessment, the service will be tailored to your specific needs with the aim of encouraging and enabling you to do as many things as possible for yourself. This might include minor adaptations or alterations to your house or adapted everyday items and appliances to make tasks easier and safer for you.
When is the service available?
Reablement is available seven days a week from 7.30am to 6pm; however, these times are currently under review and may change. If you need help after 6pm a separate package of care will be arranged in the evenings.
Who's it for?
Reablement is aimed at people who live in Solihull. You may have been a patient in hospital and need some help as you recover or be living at home and have experienced a change in your health.
What sort of things will the service do?
The ways the service can help include:
- Increasing your confidence
- Helping you find new ways to do things
- Providing you with specialist equipment or technology if necessary
- Offering practical help and encouragement
Your care will focus on every day things such as:
- Washing and dressing
- Reducing the risk of falls
- Laundry and cooking
- Getting around your home
- Practice using equipment (if appropriate)
- Outdoor mobility (if appropriate)
- Helping you get into the habit of taking prescribed medication regularly (if appropriate)
Generally, the amount of care received is up to 24 hours of care per week, which usually reduces as you become more independent.
Will I be charged for the service?
No. However, if you need on-going support you may, following a financial assessment, have to contribute to the costs.
What if I have any questions?
You can contact your Care Manager/Social Worker who will be able to advise you.
How do I contact my local Social Worker or Care Manager?
You need to phone your local care team. You can find yours on this page.