Community Integration Programme

People coming out of hospital require co-ordinated support as they move from hospital back into the community. Approximately half of them are left dependent or moderately disabled requiring support from others for everyday activities.

The Community Access group is helping to support people recovering from illness or a long stay in hospital and people of all ages. We are working for a world where there is complete support for people coming out of the hospital or recovering from serious illness and provide support to those that need it.

The Community Access Group has developed a range of rehabilitation and support services designed to ease the recovery process for those in need, including support for families and carers.

Our rehabilitation and support services are commissioned by both health and social care providers. The Community Integration Service is designed to provide an opportunity to identify and pursue realistic social and occupational

opportunities within the community for all those in need.

People who need continuing support and community care as they work towards regaining confidence, skills and independence .

The service aims to:

  • reduce isolation
  • treat people as individuals, motivating and encouraging them to make their own decisions
  • help individuals adjust to the physical, psychological and social adaptation to illness-related disability and handicap
  • empower people to develop their full potential for community integration
  • provide an opportunity to allow previous roles, skills and responsibilities to be recognised and used within the service and their local community

Key service user outcomes

  • Significant improvement on quality of life is achieved.
  • Social isolation is prevented.
  • Users consolidate their skills in a functional way within a safe environment.
  • Rehabilitation achievements are maintained.
  • Support networks are formed for users and carers.
  • Families and carers receive respite.
  • Befriending and enjoyment.
  • Increased independence from carers.
  • Users are better equipped in coming to terms with their altered circumstances.