If you are in hospital and need support to go home, then the hospital ward staff will refer you to the Integrated Discharge team based at the Royal Derby Hospital. They will discuss the support you need with you.
The Home First team can support you to regain your independence when you have been discharged from hospital.
How do I get support from Home First?
You will need to be referred by the hospital ward staff to the Integrated Discharge team.
What is Home First?
We support you to return to the place you call home.
If you are unable to immediately return home from the hospital, then we can support you at our Assessment Hub at Perth House, where you may receive care or therapy if needed.
- personal care
- support with dressing
- support with washing
- supporting you with walking and moving
- meal preparation
- help with independence and wellbeing.
Our Assessment Hub at Perth House is an integrated service with Derbyshire Health Community Services which provides nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy support.
We will work with you if you face difficulties with daily living tasks, for example, suggesting pieces of equipment or telecare to meet your needs.
Our aim is to get you back home as soon as possible instead of staying in hospital or residential care.
This is a short-term service which is reviewed on a regular basis. If any ongoing support needs are identified, we may refer you to the Adult Social Care team. Please be aware that charges may apply for any ongoing support provided.
Who can be supported by Home First?
We can support you if you:
- have been referred by the hospital ward staff
- live in Derby
- are over 18 years of age
- do not currently receive any Home Care service.
Will I have to pay?
As Home First is a short-term service you will not be charged.
If you require any ongoing support at home there may be a charge.
Care Quality Commission Rating
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. It regulates care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations. Their aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, in hospitals, in care homes, in people's own homes, or elsewhere.