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The Short Term Support & Rehabilitation Service

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Support & Rehabilitation:

We provide short-term support to help people recover or cope after a decline in health, an injury or an illness.

We encourage adults to achieve maximum independence, health and well-being. Services may include:

  • Rebuilding or improving your strength and mobility through exercise
  • Learning or re-learning skills
  • Providing equipment, such as a raised toilet seat, or minor adaptations to your home, such as grab rails or stair rails
  • Support to help you manage personal care (washing and dressing) and other daily tasks such as meal preparation
  • Advice and referrals to other services as needed

Social Care Crisis:

We can support people in times of care crisis - when your main carer (such as a family member) is impaired by illness or injury which would put you at risk of hospital admission without support.

End of life care:

We support end-stage palliative-care patients who wish to be at home or spend some time at home prior to admission to a hospice.

The people we can help are:

  • Residents in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, or registered patients at a GP based in the Borough.
  • Adults, aged 18 and up.
  • In need of intensive therapy and rehabilitation or social care support.
  • Well enough to be supported at home.
  • In need of short-term help (up to 6 weeks; often as little as 1-2 weeks or less).
  • Willing to give consent to a support plan, with realistic jointly-agreed goals. This plan could include specialist therapy and rehabilitation services.
  • People who cannot consent can involve their friends and family, advocates, or other professionals in the decision to accept services.

We aim to:

  • Provide safe, effective and appropriate social care, physiotherapy and occupational therapy to meet the needs of people living at home
  • Prevent unnecessary admissions and re-admissions to hospital
  • Help hospitals to discharge people in a timely manner
  • Reduce the number of people admitted into long-term care
  • Rehabilitate people to reduce the number suffering from falls

Tel: 01628 621981 (24 hours)

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Adult Care & Community Services, York House, Sheet Street, Windsor SL4 1DD

If you contact us about your care and support needs you will be given information and advice so that you can make informed choices. To contact us for information, advice, an assessment or to report suspected abuse of a vulnerable adult, please complete our contact form and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

If you are already a user of Adult Services, and you have recently had a change of circumstance or would like to change of your details please let us know by completing our Change of Circumstances Online Form.

Find out about the adult social care process

If you would like to know about what the process is after you are back on your feet, read the Self Directed Support and Personal Budgets webpage.


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Modified: 2015-03-25
Published: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:48:45
Author: Allison Helyer
Editor: Allison.Helyer
LGSL PID: 204
RDCMS ID: 6986