What is reablement?
Reablement is a new service which aims to help people regain their independence following an illness, injury, disability or loss of personal support network. It is a free service and is provided for a short intensive period of time, usually no longer than six weeks.
The Reablement Service will work with individuals to help them to do things for themselves rather than do things for them. It will focus on an individual’s strengths and abilities and help them build up their confidence in doing things for themselves such as:
Who is reablement for?
Carers may also be able to have reablement to help them to continue to look after someone.
A specialist pathway for people having a mental health need is currently under development.
Reablement may not be for people who:
People receiving reablement do not have to be assessed as eligible under Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) eligibility criteria as for Prevention Services.
How long is reablement provided for?
Reablement is usually provided for up to six weeks or less.
Is there a charge for reablement?
Reablement is provided free of charge for up to six weeks or less. Equipment and adaptations up to a cost of £1,000, and Telecare or assistive technology, provided as part of the reablement episode would also be provided free of charge.
However, there may be a charge for:
These chargeable services will also be subject to an assessment of need and Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) eligibility criteria. If a customer or a carer has concerns about their support and the assessment process we can tell them about independent organisations they can speak to for support with this process.
Where is reablement available?
Reablement is now available across Cumbria for new customers to Adult Social Care and existing customers who experience a change in circumstances. The reablement service in Eden (including Keswick) commenced on 1 December 2011 – a limited service will start to be provided in South Eden from 30th July 2012.
Locality Teams and Cumbria Care are working together to increase capacity for the reablement service in some areas where there is a high demand.
How do I request reablement?
You can request reablement for an individual (subject to availability as above) through your nearest Adult Social Care office.
Requests should only be made with the consent of the individual.
For more information on the Reablement Service
For more information about the reablement project contact:
County Project Lead for Reablement
Tel: 07837 113472