Short-term care in your home
The Home First team is there when you need help for a short period of time. Maybe you’ve just come out of hospital, or you’ve had a medical setback. While you recover, the team will help you with any support or care you might need.
- personal care
- help with dressing
- help with washing
- supporting you with walking and moving
- meal preparation
- help with independence and wellbeing.
Our aim is to get you back home as soon as possible instead of staying in hospital or residential care.
The team will review your care needs on a regular basis. They’ll stop the support when you’ve recovered, or refer you to the Adult Social Care team if you need more help.
Who can be supported by Home First?
We can support you if you:
- live in Derby
- are over 18 years of age
- do not currently receive any Home Care service.
How do I get support from Home First?
If you are in hospital then the ward staff will contact us for you. If you are at home, your doctor or Intermediate Care Service can refer you.
Will I have to pay?
As Home First is a short term service you will not be charged.
If you require any ongoing support at home there may be a charge.
What happens if I need ongoing support?
You might need ongoing support. Maybe you discover there are some things you need extra help with all the time. We’ll refer you to the social care team who will carry out a full assessment if this happens.
Care Quality Commission Rating
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. It regulates care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations. Their aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, in hospitals, in care homes, in people's own homes, or elsewhere.