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Spotlight on vital Reablement West service

14 July 2023

The valuable work of a West Northamptonshire Council service which helps hospital leavers live confidently and independently in their own homes has been highlighted.

Cllr Matt Golby, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health and Stuart Lackenby, the Council’s Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of People Services, visited colleagues at Reablement West recently.

It was an opportunity to chat to colleagues and find out more about how the service received its CQC ‘Good’ rating, as well as hear about their journey towards their aim of achieving the highest ‘Outstanding’ rating. 

The Reablement West service provides vital care and support to people upon discharge from hospital, to enable them to continue to live confidently and independently in their own homes. 

Each person receives an individual need assessment, to ensure the correct care and support is in place to help them live independently. The aim is to maximise people’s strengths, to help them increase their confidence and achieve their goals – whether it be cooking, making a cup of tea or socialising more. 

Working with this focus helps to reduce the likeliness of hospital re-admission, supporting the individual to ‘live their best life’. 

The team is made up of Reablement Support Officers, team leaders and schedulers, who work closely as a multi-disciplinary team with other key partners such as therapists, NHS and NHFT partners, GPs, mental health teams and others. 

I would like to say a huge thank you to colleagues at Reablement West for taking the time to show us around, and telling us about the work they do and the brilliant difference they make.

The dedication and commitment from the team was really obvious and I was so impressed with how the team work. There is no surprise that the team were rated ‘Good’ in their latest CQC inspection last year!

The team shared with me how they are looking at next steps to reach the ‘Outstanding’ rating and it is encouraging that despite being good, they continue to look at ways to improve. It was a brilliant visit and I look forward to hearing more about their progress.
Cllr Matt Golby, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

The service is currently recruiting for Reablement Support Officers. This rewarding role helps people to set and meet their goals, as well as supporting them to become more independent by helping them connect with their local community.

People can find out more on our recruitment pages

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