Regaining your independence after hospital

What happens at the end of reablement?

During the reablement period, your progress gets reviewed by a social worker or care manager, to identify any ongoing needs. Reablement should help you to regain your confidence and independence. However it’s also possible that you’ll benefit from additional help after the reablement period is over.

If you were not receiving care services provided by Harrow Council prior to Reablement

The Adult Social Care Worker will meet with you as your Reablement service comes to an end. If it's relevant, and with your agreement, informal carers and family members can also be present. The discussion will explore how you're managing, and whether you've regained your independence. The aim is that most citizens will be able to live independently and not require any further services when Reablement ends. However, if longer term support is required we will explore options. To qualify for further care you will need to meet the Care Act eligibility criteria, which form the national guidelines.

You will be able to have an Independent Advocate to support you through the process.

If further services are needed, a financial assessment will be carried out. Here your savings and financial assets will be assessed to see if you qualify for financial help. An Adult Social Care Worker will help and guide you through this process. If you receive any support while you're waiting for the assessment, you may need to make a contribution.

If you were already receiving services (such as home care) provided by Harrow Council prior to Reablement

At the end of Reablement the Adult Social Care Worker will discuss with you the progress you have made. If it's relevant, and with your agreement, informal carers and family members can also be present. In this meeting you will decide how successfully the goals set for your Reablement have been met. There are a few possible outcomes:

  • You may become fully independent and no longer need any further support.
  • Your social care needs may be reduced. The Homecare services you received before Reablement can be restarted, along with any contribution you pay towards them.
  • You may still require an increased level of support. The Adult Social Care Worker will discuss your ongoing care and support needs. They will update your support plan, restarting those services with any contribution you pay towards them.
  • If you had Homecare before Reablement, organised by Harrow Council, we will try to restart it, with the original provider. This will depend on their capacity at the time.