What does it do?
The Red Cross helps thousands of people following a short stay in hospital and prevents unnecessary hospital admissions by providing extra support and care at home for up to 6 weeks.
The support offered by our volunteers can smooth the process of settling back into a normal routine and enable people to regain their confidence and independence. The service includes:
- Practical help with everyday tasks, tailored to individual needs such as preparing meals, shopping, light housework or filing in forms to claim benefits
- Conversation and companionship
- Information on other sources of support in the community
- Information from and contact details for FirstStop, who can advise on housing and care options for the longer term