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What is this?

Reablement and intermediate care is all about local health and social care services working closely together to support adults to live independently in the community. This could be where a person is suddenly unable to safely undertake everyday tasks due to ill health or where their main carer's own health and ability to carry on caring has suddenly broken down.  

Reablement and Intermediate Care

Reablement service

The Reablement service provides planned, short term, intensive assistance to adults.  The intervention is designed to maximise a person's independence following a period of illness, disability or loss of confidence.  Individuals are assisted, in their own home, to try and regain the skills needed to live as independently as possible and increase confidence in their own abilities. The Reablement service also acts as a stepping stone for intermediate care services and also health services such as Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy/GP/ District Nursing services.

The service's aims are:

- Enable service users to remain in their own home by promoting independence and prevent daily living skills being lost.
- Prevent hospital admission.
- Support hospital discharge.
- Improve quality of life.
- Prevent dependence on domiciliary care.
- Support family/informal carers.
- Avoid admission to residential care. 

CQC Inspection Report

Please click here to view the CQC inspection report for the Reablement service (Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Domiciliary Care).

Who is it for?

- All adults aged 18 and above.
- All adult residents of Blackburn with Darwen.
- Any adult who does not require hospital admission.
- Any adult who is experiencing a significant change in levels of health and independence.
- Any adult who is able to participate in a programme.
- Any adult who has agreed to be referred to the Reablement Service.

In order to work out how much help is needed to enable you to regain and maintain your independence, a team made up of health and social care staff will carry out an assessment. 

What is an assessment?


Following the assessment, an individual programme of support will be agreed with you.  This may include a package of care support where support workers will work with you to help you to do things for yourself again.  If it is decided that you need help on a longer term basis, this will also be discussed with you.

How much does it cost?

The service is free and the support may last for up to a maximum of six weeks.

How to get in touch

The Adult Social Care Team is the first point of contact for all referrals and general enquiries. You can contact them from 8.45am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on (01254) 587547.  In an emergency out of normal office hours contact the Emergency Duty Team on (01254) 587547.

When you contact us we'll discuss your situation over the phone, check that we've got all our facts straight and then follow this up with a visit to your home to talk about your personal situation and to discuss what help is available.

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CQC rating 13 March 2018