Development of Warrington’s Intermediate Care Services
NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group and Warrington Borough Council have been asking for resident’s views on the future of intermediate care services.
Intermediate care services help people to recover, regain independence, and remain at home. These services are available to support people to:
- remain at home when things start to get challenging or difficult
- recover after a fall, accident, acute illness or operation
- avoid going into hospital unnecessarily
- return home more quickly after a hospital stay
Services are usually provided by a mix of health and social care professionals with a range of different skills, with teams including nurses, social workers, doctors, and a range of therapists.
Intermediate care is a free, short-term service, where intensive support is offered to assist people to retain or regain their independence, in their own home, as much as possible. Services are either community-based, including support at home, or bed-based. We currently use different bed-based intermediate care facilities in Warrington – including Padgate House.
The council and the CCG have undertaken a 12-week public consultation to support the development of intermediate care services that are fit for the future, including looking at the future provision of beds at Padgate House.
To find out more information about intermediate care, please see ’Understanding Intermediate care, Including Reablement: A quick guide for people using intermediate care services’ on the Social Care Institute for Excellence website.
The consultation has now closed
Thank you to everyone who responded. All comments received have been taken into account. Discussions are taking place between the council and NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group to agree next steps.