Reablement through Outreach
Our community Outreach service supports people with brain injury to gain and maintain as much independence as possible in their own home and local environment.
We aim to focus on reablement activity to promote personal wellbeing to suit interests, choice and aspiration.
Our philosophy is to work with our client members to agree how to help each person achieve independence and reach their individual goals.
Most of our client members require some support in the following areas:
- Emotional support
- Organising and planning
- Communication skills
- Increased understanding of the effects of brain injury
- Advice on where to get other help and support
- Links to social and leisure opportunities
We adapt our approach to each person’s particular individual needs and preference. Choice and control are at the centre of all our decisions.
Personal goals might include:
- Forming routines and planning for the day or the week
- Personal budgeting and managing money
- Nutrition, meal preparation and healthy eating
- Mobility and exercise
- Using public transport
- Housework and housekeeping
- Keeping up with daily admin – responding to letters, emails and phone calls
- Arranging and attending appointments
- Ensuring medication is taken as directed
- Memory strategies and approaches
- Researching volunteering, college and work opportunities
The level of personal support will vary dependent on each person’s needs and the funding available to them. Our team may provide individual support ranging from 2 hours each month to 15 hours per week.
How we work
Our Outreach service operates mostly across Brighton and Hove and East Sussex. We have a minimal service in West Sussex and are aiming to extend this further.
Our staff team will always assess risk and ensure safe lone working.
Client members receiving Outreach Support may be funded by:
- Adult Social Care
- Personal injury funding
- Private or self funding
You can contact us to find out more about these options.