Home from Hospital

Two women sitting on a sofa together, smiling

Feeling isolated in hospital can have a real impact on the emotional wellbeing of patients. This is one of the reasons why Home Group believes that sometimes the best place for recovery is at home. Our Home from Hospital service offers basic short-term support to elderly people in Surrey who have been discharged from hospital following ill health, surgery or an accident.

Our aim is simple – to help you settle back into your home and ensure you’re cared for and remain as independent as possible whilst you recover. Through our service you’ll receive help completing day-to-day activities around your home, such as:

  • Food preparation
  • Shopping
  • Light domestic duties
  • Any admin, such as filling in forms  
Am I eligible?

 

The hospital discharge team or your GP will talk to you about whether the service is suitable for you and will make the referral to Home from Hospital.

Become a volunteer

 

 

If you live in Surrey and have a few hours a week spare to support people in your community, or are a student looking for invaluable experience in Social Care then we would love to hear from you.

 

In return for your time (2 hours a week or more) you will help people recover comfortably in their home after being discharged from hospital and will be given the opportunity to complete the Care Certificate - a nationally recognised qualification in health and social care.

For more information on how to volunteer to help clients in this service, please email penny.diver@homegroup.org.uk