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Community Reablement

Supporting you to manage at home again

The Community Reablement Service is a short-term ‘reablement’ service delivered by the County Council’s Occupational Therapists with our reablement care provider – ECL. 

Reablement is the name we give to short-term support designed to help you keep or re-learn skills following a period of ill-health or if you are having difficulties caring for yourself. It could also help to improve your ability to manage independent living tasks at home and to get out and about in your community.  Unlike traditional home care, where carers visit and complete tasks for you, ECL staff work with you to support you to learn or re-learn the skills you need for everyday life.

The service operates from 7.00am–11.00pm, 365 days a year.

ECL will support you at home during the reablement programme. ECL is experienced in delivering reablement services and work very closely with our Occupational Therapists. 

The Community Reablement Service is time-limited and provided free of charge for a period agreed with a member of the community reablement team. It typically lasts two or three weeks but may be shorter or longer.

The aim is to support you to do as much for yourself as possible. If you improve and you no longer require support or you are not able to make any further progress, the reablement programme will stop. It can also stop if you choose not to take part in the programme. 

We want to make sure that you are able to manage as many daily living activities as possible without assistance. If you cannot manage important daily living activities after this short-term reablement programme, we will talk with you about what longer-term arrangements you require to support you.

Last updated: 08 July 2021