Support at Home After Hospital Will you be going into hospital soon? Are you worried about coping when you return home? Our Support at Home After Hospital service can help you manage. The Support at Home After Hospital service helps people living in West Sussex to remain independent at home following a stay in hospital. What is provided? Up to six weeks practical support after discharge from hospital for local residents in West Sussex. Guild Care is working in partnership with Age UK West Sussex Brighton & Hove and Carers Support West Sussex to provide a countywide service, with Guild Care delivering the service in Adur and Worthing. The service supports Older people Vulnerable adults People living alone Anyone about to leave hospital or who has recently been discharged How we can help We will visit and make sure you are safe, have what you need and that the relevant services are in place should you need them. We will ensure you are not isolated following your return from hospital We will visit to help you regain your confidence and independence. Even if you have already made arrangements such as home help or personal care, our Support at Home After Hospital volunteer could: Offer social and practical support Collect prescriptions and basic shopping Prepare a light snack We may at times and where appropriate, support you to attend follow up hospital appointments Provide information on other services or equipment you might need Pop in for a chat Telephone support Escorted walks Engaging in local activities Signposting to other services Please note that this service does not offer personal care, nursing/clinical care, dispensing medication, counselling, or domestic cleaning. Costs There are no charges for these services as they are supported by West Sussex County Council. For more information Call Age UK on 01903 717130 or email [email protected].