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Address details
Organisation Home From Hospital Care
Address Rokesley House, University of Birmingham Campus, Bristol Road,
B29 6QF
Contact details
Phone 0121 472 4499

Our volunteers from the ‘Welcome Home Service’ give free practical commonsense support for up to six weeks after discharge from hospital or after treatment from any other health establishment. Alternatively they may arrange other support.
The service is available to all Birmingham residents who have been in hospital in the City or elsewhere. We will receive referrals from medical professionals, social workers and from patients or their families.

Our Volunteers will:

Fetch shopping and/or prescriptions
Provide a food parcel on the day of discharge for patients who have no one to shop for them
Visit for a friendly chat
Go to the bank or post office
Possibly escort you to hospital, doctor, the optician or hairdresser
Give benefits advice
Help you sort out bills and other paperwork that may have gathered whilst you have been in hospital
Liaise with a wide range of statutory, voluntary and commercial services on your behalf
Provide respite care for a couple of hours
Arrange for furniture to be moved within the house
Make arrangements for pets to be re-homed or temporarily cared for
(We do not offer personal care, cleaning or laundry services, we can however advise on approved services)

Service details
Categories Home care and support
Gender both
Quality standards

Last updated: Oct 25, 2018 16:51

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