Befriending

Address details
Organisation Home From Hospital Care
Address Rokesley House University of Birmingham Campus
B29 6QF
Selly Oak
Contact details
Email rosalind.ejenavi@home-from-hospital-care.org.uk
Phone 07483165930
Website https://www.home-from-hospital-care.org.uk/
Opening hours 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.
Accessibility details Fully accessible

Home From Hospital Care provides befriending services to Sandwell residents who have recently been discharged from City Hopsital. We also provide befriending services to Birmingham residents who have been recently discharged from a Birmingham hospital. The befriending service is for six weeks following discharge. The adult will be visited at least once a week by a project coordinator or a volunteer. The befriender will visit the adult at home and provide emotional support, company and companionship. The befriender can also assist with some practical tasks and can give advice, information and signposting to other local services which may be helpful. The befriending service can also support people to access local community groups and resources. Befriending supports people to stay in their own home for longer, reduces the likelihood of readmission to hospital and can improve mental health and emotional wellbeing. At the end of the six week service Home From Hospital Care can support service users to access other more long term befriending services.

Service details
Staff Qualifications Staff and volunteers qualified to deliver the services of Home From Hospital Care.
Gender both
Last updated: Mar 21, 2019 12:06
Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.