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Being at home or in a community setting is the best place to continue with a person’s recovery once an illness requiring hospital care is over and reduces unnecessary time in hospital for people for whom a community or other setting is most appropriate.
Following a stay in hospital, most people are able to return home without any further support. However, for some people, they may need further support, ranging from a very short period, to support for the rest of their lives. This can include:
- A further period of rehabilitation and recuperation, with extra support for a period of days weeks, or sometimes months until they regain full health or reach their agreed maximum potential
- Returning home with a care package of services, aids or adaptations made to their home
- Added support which is only available in a care home, which will last for a long period and often for the rest of their lives
A safe, effective transfer from hospital helping people to return to living independently at the right time is a cornerstone of our health and social care system. At Warrington and Halton Hospitals Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WHH) and Warrington Borough Council (WBC), our Hospital Discharge Team has been on a programme of transformation taking integration beyond co-location by working together as an integrated team creating a whole system that aims to deliver tomorrow’s service today.
As a social worker you will be a valued member of the hospital discharge team working with health and social care colleagues, carers and families and other statutory and voluntary agencies to identify and plan the support people require to return to the community. Our team is solution focused placing the needs of the person at the heart of our decisions, ensuring they have the support they require to not only return to the community but also to live their lives well and independently.
Collaborative working and the ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with a range of health and social care colleagues both in the hospital and the community are an essential element of the role. Working within the Care Act framework, you will place the needs of person at the heart of your assessment and decision making ensuring risks are evaluated and managed with the support of professional colleagues.
Ours is an award winning team recognised by the council and hospital alike for supporting people during their hospital stay to plan for their return to the community. If you are a committed team worker that wants the best for the people of Warrington and want a role within our service, you will be part of an inclusive and supportive team where you will have the opportunity to shape and further improve the services we deliver.
Company: Warrington Borough Council
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Warrington, England, UK
Application Deadline: N/A