Sitting in Service for Carers
|Organisation||Home From Hospital Care|
Rokesley House University of Birmingham Campus
Home From Hospital Care provides a sitting-in service to support carers to take a break once a week in order to, for example, pursue their own interests, have a rest, attend medical appointments or go shopping. This service is for Sandwell residents who have been recently admitted to City Hospital and their carers, as well as all Birmingham residents who have been admitted to Birmingham residents. The service is for approximately six weeks. A coordinator or volunteer will visit the adult and their carer at home once a weak for between one and two hours to sit with the person being cared for and to allow the carer to take a break. The carer is able to use this time in whichever way they feel will be most beneficial to them. The coordinator or volunteer visiting can also give emotional support, guidance, information and signposting where requested. This service helps to prevent carer breakdown and sustain the caring relationship as well as improve the health and wellbeing of carers.
|Staff Qualifications||Staff and volunteers qualified to deliver the services of Home From Hospital Care.|