You may find that even through you are well enough to stay at
home or leave hospital, you still require additional support to
become more independent.
What is Intermediate Care?
Intermediate care is a rehabilitation service which aims
- help you recover faster from illness or injury
- help you become more independent and enable you to continue
living at home by rebuilding confidence and teaching new
- help make discharge from hospital safe
- prevent unnecessary admission to hospital or care homes
Who is the service for?
The service is for those who meet the criteria
- London Borough of Redbridge resident
- rehabilitation potential within six
- medically fit/non-acute medical
- adequate pain control to be able to
participate in rehabilitation
- able to weight–bear through upper limbs to
mobilise and transfer
- managed chronic medical conditions do not
interfere with rehabilitation
How do I access the service?
You need to be referred to the service by any health
and social care staff e.g. GP’s, nurses and social
workers. Redbridge's Intermediate Care
Service who can provide advice to you.
How does the service work?
We will carry out an assessment of your ability to do everyday
activities such as washing, dressing and preparing meals and then
decide on the most appropriate programme of rehabilitation for
The service can be delivered either in your own home or in two
dedicated community units at Wanstead hospital. This will depend on
your level of need.
A planned rehabilitation programme is
provided for a maximum of six weeks.
How much does it cost?
The service is free for for those who meet
the eligibility criteria.
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