Hospital Homecoming


Short Title Hospital Homecoming
Category Living with frailty (mild / moderate)
Organisation Communicare in Southampton
Contact Name Hannah Silver
Contact Email hannah@communicareinsouthampton.org.uk
Web Link www.communicareinsouthampton.org.uk
Sector Voluntary sector
Region
Postcode SO14 1NW
Active Yes

Description:

Communicare in Southampton is a small local charity, based in the heart of Southampton, we are a friendly, neighbourhood charity that enriches the lives of lonely and isolated people in and around the city.The new project 'Hospital Homecoming’ will support vulnerable people leaving hospital that would benefit from low level, good neighbourly support in the early stages of returning home. Some of things we hope to help clients with is light housework/making some food/checking the house for them prior to coming home/ having a cup of tea and chat with them or shopping/picking up prescriptions for them. We are creating ‘patches’ in the city and each Communiteer will be within a 10-minute walking distance from the service user. We will use WhatsApp as the main communication method and people can respond if they are available when a request to help gets sent out.

Outcome:

This project is ongoing. We hope to improve loneliness, isolation and wellbeing for the community and reduce readmissions to hospital and pressure on the local GP surgeries. We aim to create the community feel throughout Southampton where people look after people and reduce over reliance on stretched services.


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