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Wellbeing, prevention and independence

Community Reablement Service

Looking ahead and what’s happening now

One of the key areas of work in the Adults’ Services development programme is the creation of a prevention and demand management framework in late 2020. This will focus on supporting people to live as independently as possible in their own homes and to prevent, reduce or delay the need for formal care.

The Community Reablement Service (CRS) provides short-term social care rehabilitation to support you to become or remain independent at home. You may need this service after a stay in hospital, or just because you have not been coping as well as you would like at home.


The CRS is provided by ECL, an independent care provider, whose community reablement assistants work with occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants from our Regaining Independence Service.


Of the 1,585 people who received the service during 2019-20, 88% continued to return to self-caring or had reduced their levels of formal support by March 2020. This is a significant improvement on the performance from last year with an additional 348 people benefiting from the service and an additional 12% of people increasing their levels of independence. The service is rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Care staff supporting a lady using crutches

Last updated: 11 January 2021