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Recovery from illness

Recovery from illness

There are a number of services available to support you if you are experiencing poor health. They may prevent you from going into hospital, or offer extra care and support after you have been discharged.

Help after hospital

Help after hospital is usually arranged by the hospital discharge team.

The hospital discharge team will carry out an assessment to make sure that when you leave hospital you have everything you need. This could be something like arranging handrails to prevent a fall, reablement to help you do things for yourself again or help getting dressed in the morning.

Once someone has been discharged any enquiries or needs for care will need to go through adult social care.

You can contact adult social care by completing our online form or calling 01708 432000

Help getting back into the community

When you leave hospital you may need support to get back into doing the activities you enjoy, or to access social or fitness groups.

You can find activities available in the community on the Community directory.

You may be able to get support from community navigators who can help find activities and clubs that you are interested in. They can even attend the first few visits with you, if you need it.

Get support from care navigators


If you are unsure about anything, you can talk to the Adult Social Care Team for advice. You can contact them on 01708 961111.