There's no place like home
Norfolk residents tell us they want to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible instead of going into long term residential care.
Norfolk County Council has opened a new reablement unit at Benjamin Court in Cromer and is working in partnership with other providers* to offer reablement at Oak Lodge, near Great Yarmouth, The Old Maltings in Swaffham and Cranmer House in Fakenham.
The units are for people who have been assessed as well enough to leave hospital but who need extra support to rebuild their confidence with daily living tasks, so they can return home safely. They also help people living at home who would benefit from reablement to prevent them going into residential care. The average stay is two weeks, but a referral can be for a stay of up to six weeks. The service is free.
The first of its type in Norfolk, the accommodation also supports the county’s health services by helping to free up hospital beds more quickly so others can be treated.
*We would like to thank Burgh House, East Coast Community Health, Hales Group and Norfolk Community Health and Care for their support in the delivery of the reablement services.
For more details of support to stay at home including assistive technology, equipment and adaptations, and home support see www.norfolk.gov.uk/stayingindependent