Short-term care and support available to people following a stay in hospital, and how to get referred to the STARS service.
If you have recently been in hospital and require support when you leave, you might be entitled to short term care to help you to stay living at home as independently as possible. This is known as ‘reablement’.
Services may include:
As part of this process your situation will be assessed to determine what ongoing support you may require.
Services cannot be accessed directly by the public.
If you are eligible for this service, you will be referred to it by your care management team.
All ‘reablement’ services are free, however if you require ongoing care and support, either from the STARS team or other care providers, then you will need to have a welfare rights assessment to find out what you will pay for ongoing services.
If you have any questions about this service, please contact customer services who will be able to help you:
You can contact our customer services to request a referral on behalf of a friend or relative.
Alternatively, you can visit your nearest customer service centre.