Our North Northamptonshire Short Term Home Care service provides short-term care for those leaving hospital, supporting people at home to avoid preventable hospital admissions.

The service helps those with care needs who are in hospital and ready to be discharged. The hospital adult social team decide the correct pathway for the person being discharged, and if that person is suitable for the service, the referral will be sent through. Our staff then arrange assessment and implement care calls.

The service works with people for up to four weeks. Staff work with clients to assess their needs and identify anyone who needs a long-term care package. Anyone needing longer term care is referred back into the adult social care team who broker and source a long-term care provider.

The aim of the service is to ensure people leaving hospital in North Northamptonshire get the right support they need to continue their recovery at home and reduce the likelihood of them returning to hospital. Ultimately, the aim is to help people who’ve been in hospital to regain their independence.

North Northamptonshire Hospital Discharge Service is run by TuVida and commissioned by North Northamptonshire Council.