Adult Service

Help for people coming home from hospital

Have you had elective surgery, such as a hip replacement, or were you admitted to hospital after a fall or accident? Returning to full health after a spell in hospital can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you don’t have people around you to help. Whatever the reason for your hospital stay, you may feel that you need a little extra support when you return home, either practically or in making the transition from hospital to home. We are here to help you.

Hull Churches Home from Hospital provides practical help and support to adults coming home from hospital for up to six weeks, though this may be extended by a further two weeks if needed, following an additional assessment.

Our services are free and confidential, and our team are well-trained and supported in the tasks that they undertake.

We will only visit at your request and you can tell us that you don’t need our help at any time. Our Service Manager is available to talk about the support that you are receiving.

All of our volunteers are fully police-checked and carefully selected and trained in a wide range of issues to enable them to provide high quality support. To find out more about our volunteers and their training, click here.

What can we do?

  • We can be:
  • An extra pair of hands when you, or a carer, are feeling tired.
  • A friend to talk to outside of the family.
  • A practical helper running errands.

  • Some of the tasks we often find ourselves doing include:
  • washing feet and changing anti-embolism compression stockings
  • shopping
  • listening and befriending
  • referring to other agencies (eg to the DWP for appropriate benefits, or to Social Services for assessments including Carers’ Assessments)

How to get help from us

Referrals to Hull Churches Home from Hospital can come from any source, including self-referrals, but they generally come from hospital staff such as ward nurses or occupational therapists.

To refer yourself for help, please

Tel: 01482 447673
One of our support workers will get back to you to discuss the kind of support that you feel you may need.

All clients will be asked to sign a consent form before receiving our services.