Short term support

1. Active Recovery Service

If you're over 18 years old, need short term rehabilitation after a stay in hospital or an illness, and you're well enough to return home, contact us for help and support.

The support you'll receive generally lasts for a short time, but long enough for you to start to living independently in your home again.

Active Recovery provides:

  • occupational and physiotherapy services
  • access to social workers and community nurses

These services can be provided in your home, in hospital or a residential home.

The aim of the service is to reduce future admissions to hospital or long term residential care, and can support early discharge from hospital.

You can also use the service if you're a carer who's suffered recent health problems.


If you live at home and need help, speak to your social worker if you have one. If you do not have a social worker, contact us.

If you're in hospital a health and social care professional will visit you. They'll carry out an assessment to find out how much help you need to start living independently at home again.

An assessment is simply a discussion with you, and any family members or carers that you want to involve. We'll:

  • discuss your wellbeing
  • discuss the care and support needs that you have
  • consider how any of your needs could be reduced or prevented from worsening
  • help you complete a wellbeing plan designed to help you improve your wellbeing and advice on how to achieve it

Following the assessment, we'll agree the outcomes you want to achieve, and talk through the type of help and support you'll receive to help you achieve them.

If you need help over a longer term, we'll also talk to you about this.

Cost of the service

Active Recovery is free and usually lasts between one to 2 weeks. It can be provided for a longer period, depending on your circumstances.