Short-term support

Reablement is a short-term support service that can help you to regain your skills or ability to cope with everyday tasks and help you live as independently as possible.

You might have lost your confidence or ability to do things for yourself because of an accident, ill health, a disability or a stay in hospital.

If you have recently started to find difficulty with everyday tasks either inside or outside of the home, we can support you to be able to regain your independence and do things for yourself again.

Who can get reablement?

You can get reablement if you:

  • are over 18 years old
  • live in Tower Hamlets
  • have recently lost some of your skills, confidence or independence.

When you first contact us, we will discuss with you your situation, the things you need support with and how we can help you to be as independent as possible. This process is called an assessment.

Your assessment will help us to understand your social care needs, and if you can benefit from the reablement service. If reablement is not right for you, we will see if we can put you in touch with other community organisations and look at other ways we can support you to be more independent.

What kinds of tasks will you support me with?

We will discuss with you what tasks you need support with. We will then come up with a plan on how you will get better at doing these tasks for yourself. We call this your reablement programme.

Your reablement programme will be tailored to your individual needs, and the level of support we provide will change depending on how you progress in meeting your goals.AHWB

How long can I get support for?

How long your reablement programme lasts depends on your individual circumstances and how you progress in meeting your goals. The longest a programme can usually last is up to six weeks. After this time your situation will be reviewed.

What happens if I still need support after reablement?

If you still need ongoing support after reablement, we will discuss your options with you to find out whether you would qualify for ongoing support, and how we can help you further.

If reablement is not right for you, we will see if we can put you in touch with other community organisations and look at other ways we can support you to be more independent.

For a guide to reablement services, please download the Reablement booklet. If you think you might need Reablement, please complete a self-assessment form. If you need help to complete the form or for information and advice, please contact Local Link or for more information look at our getting help page.

Care Quality Commission

All Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered providers of care and support are required to display their ‘rating’ as awarded by the CQC each time the service is inspected.

The public has a right to know how care and support services are performing. The ratings are designed to improve transparency by providing people who use the services, and the public, with a clear statement about the quality and safety of care and support provided. The Reablement Service was last inspected in September 2016 and received a rating of ‘good’.