What does it do?
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:
- rebuilding confidence
- collecting prescriptions
- offering companionship
- assistance with shopping.
Who it is for: 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.
Where it is available:Local service covering: Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Rother, Wealden (East Sussex). Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Shepway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells (Kent).
What it costs:The service is available on a short-term basis and is provided free of charge.
How to access or apply for it:
Referrals are accepted from GPs, primary care trusts, hospitals, social workers and individuals. For further information call 0800 0280831
Socialising, Home help, Care, Independent living, Companionship /befriending, Relief care, Support for carers, Health & wellbeing, Paperwork / forms & letters, Home from hospital, Health & wellbeing, Pets, Personal care at home (registered)
Info last updated:08/08/2011.