Home from hospital services provide extra support to people who have been discharged home from hospital following surgery, ill health, or an accident. They are short term aftercare services and can offer flexible short-term, practical help to assist with most day-to-day tasks, such as emotional support, food preparation, shopping, laundry, light domestic duties, and help with claiming benefits and form filling.

Different health, social care, voluntary and commercial organisation can provide support for a few days to a couple of weeks, to ensure you regain confidence and re-adjust to living independently in your own home.

Bromley Healthcare

Bromley Healthcare delivers community health services to the borough. Visit the Bromley Healthcare website to find out more.

Age UK Bromley & Greenwich Hospital Aftercare Service

Age UK Bromley & Greenwich Hospital Aftercare Service is in partnership with King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The service provides short term practical assistance (not personal care) for people leaving hospital to support older people to work towards self-selected goals, enabling them to regain their confidence and independence. For further information telephone 020 8315 1850 or email services@ageukbandg.org.uk.

Visit the Age UK Bromley & Greenwich website to find out more

Bromley and Lewisham Mind

Bromley and Lewisham Mind provides a number of activities, from a range of community venues, including:

  • A programme of courses and support groups, including support to better manage your mental health, develop new skills, enhance creativity, and take up leisure opportunities.
  • Community bridge building, which is support to make links and begin to access a range of opportunities in the wider community, according to your interests.
  • Informal peer support, which provides opportunities to meet with others in a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for social and peer support.

Visit the Bromley and Lewisham Mind website to find out more.

MindCare Dementia Support Service

MindCare Dementia Support Service provides a range of services including support centres, domiciliary care and respite care at home.

Visit the MindCare website to find out more.

Further information

'The Silver Line' is a free 24-hour dedicated helpline for older people across the UK. The helpline aims to combat loneliness in the over-65s by providing friendship, information and advice through calls to trained volunteers. 

Visit The Silver Line website to find out more.

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