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Development of Warrington’s Intermediate Care Services 

NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group and Warrington Borough Council are 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 are undertaking 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.

How can you get involved?

We are looking for your views on the proposed new model for intermediate care (including rapid community response and reablement), and the future of Padgate House.

The consultation process

We are undertaking a 12-week public consultation. The consultation is open to the public for feedback between these dates: 

From Monday 7 December 2020 September to Sunday 28 February 2021.

After the consultation period, we will consider the responses and let you know the outcome.

Consultation responses

Please respond to this consultation by 5pm on Sunday 28 February, either:

Alternatively, if you have any queries about this consultation, would like more information about the modelling work undertaken, or if you would like to request a paper copy of the survey, please email the intermediate care consultation team.

We will also be holding digital where you can hear more about the consultation from the organisations and staff involved in the project (more information to follow).

Before you complete the survey please make sure you have read our consultation document which gives you the detail about the different models and option.

There is also a Frequently Asked Question document.