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Short-term support

Short-term care in a care home

This is referred to as ‘reablement’. We generally offer this as a short-term service in partnership with the Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT).

What the service can do for you

Turn Furlong (Recovery and Independence Bed Unit) is a 24-hour assessment and support service which provides:

  • support to individuals that require recovery, reablement and assessment
  • support to ensure individuals have the best person-centred outcomes with an enhanced model of care and support from social care and health

Turn Furlong is a short-term service - the length of stay target is 35 days before discharge takes place.

The Turn Furlong team is made up of:

  • Reablement Physio and Occupational Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Carer and Support Workers

The team will support you to become more independent in daily activities such as:

  • personal care (washing, showering/bathing)
  • getting dressed and undressed
  • getting into and out of bed or a chair
  • toileting and promoting continence
  • taking your medication
  • meal preparation
  • moving safely around your home
  • social activities and connecting to community

This service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission. The service began operating in November 2022 and is yet to be inspected.

People who can use the service

You can use the recovery and independence service if you are over 18 and you:

  • require an assessment of health and social care needs
  • have experienced a crisis, such as illness, deterioration in health or sustained an injury
  • require dementia or delirium support through assessment

How you get the service

You need to be referred to the reablement service by a health or social care professional, such as a:

  • member of hospital staff
  • social worker

This can happen when you leave hospital or are living in your own home.

What happens after you've been referred

When you have been offered the service, a member of staff will visit you on the ward or own home.

Upon arrival to Turn Furlong, staff will carry out an assessment of your needs (for example, looking at your daily living activities to find out what you can and cannot do for yourself).

They will then agree a reablement and recovery plan with you.

The team will work with you to:

  • help and encourage you to practice these daily living activities
  • help you to regain skills and confidence that you may have lost

This can help you live more independently and identify any potential long-term care needs.

After the service finishes

Many people can live independently in their own homes after the service has finished without needing social care support.

Other people further short-term support within their home, where further assessment support can be offered.

If you require more complex care and support, you may need to stay in a care home.

You will be referred for a needs assessment to decide what care and support you need and how it should be provided.

Who delivers the service

Turnfurlong (RIBU) is an integrated service between West Northants Council and Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT).

There are 2 registration documents in place at Turn Furlong:

Last updated 13 November 2023